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Ofeq 8, 10, 13 (TECSAR 1, 2, 3 / TechSAR 1, 2, 3)

Ofeq 8 (TECSAR 1) [IAI]

TECSAR (also transcribed TechSAR) is the first Israeli SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) technology demonstration satellite. TECSAR combines high resolution with large area coverage using electronic beam steering.

Ofeq 8 (8 אופק) or TECSAR 1 was launched as the sole passenger on an indian PSLV-CA launch vehicle instead of the originally planned Israeli Shavit-2.

Another satellite, Ofeq 10 (10 אופק) or TECSAR 2, also in collaboration with India, was launched in 2014 on an Israeli Shavit-2 booster.

A third satellite, Ofeq 13 (13 אופק) or TECSAR 3was launched in 2023 on an Israeli Shavit-2 booster.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Earth observation (Radar)
Operator: Tsahal
Contractors: IAI
Equipment: X-SAR
Configuration: TECSAR Bus
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 260 kg
Orbit: 403 km × 581 km, 41 (#1); 384 km × 609 km, 140.95 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ofeq 8 (TECSAR 1, Polaris ?) 2008-002A 21.01.2008 Sr FLP PSLV-CA
Ofeq 10 (TECSAR 2) 2014-019A 09.04.2014 Pa Shavit-2
Ofeq 13 (TECSAR 3) 2023-044A 28.03.2023 Pa Shavit-2

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