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Cosmos 2487

Also called Kondor


Designation 39194 / 13032A
Launch date 27 Jun 2013
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: radar remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 500 km, circular
Inclination 74.7°
Period 94.6 min
Launch vehicle Strela #2

Built by NPO PM, radar remote sensing, 1150 kg at launch, 350 kg payload, 1m resolution. Derived from the Almaz design.

Might have failed in the first year in orbit.

End of life

Decay 29 Nov 2022

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Technical data


Prime contractor NPO Mash
Platform Kondor
Mass at launch 1100 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array 2 deployable arrays
DC power  
Design lifetime 5 years

X-band downlink

S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
1 to 2 m in spotlight mode
1 to 3 m in stripmap mode
5 to 30 m in ScanSAR mode
1000km swath width

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