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Kondor E

Also called Kondor E2


Designation 40353 / 14084A
Launch date 19 Dec 2014
Country of origin South Africa
Mission Military: radar remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 500 km, circular
Inclination 74.7°
Period 94.6 min
Launch vehicle Strela #3

Owned by the Soth African Ministry of Defence. Known as project Flute, estimated cost R1.4 billion. Ground station location unknown.

The first satellite in the series was Cosmos 2487

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Technical data


Prime contractor NPO Mash
Platform Kondor
Mass at launch 1150 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
1200 km swath width

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