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Kondor-FKA No.2

Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Mission


Kondor-FKA No.2

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

The Kondor-FKA is a small civilian radar Earth observation satellite designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a civilian counterpart to the Kondor-E satellite.

The Kondor satellite features a S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which can conduct both continous swath surweys or detailed spot surveys. The swath width is 10 km. Ground resolution is 1 to 2 m in spotlight mode, 1 to 3 m in stripmap mode and 5 to 30 m in ScanSAR mode.

Location


Cosmodrome Site 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Cosmodrome Site 1S has witnessed the launch of 15 rockets, including 15 orbital launch attempts, while Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation, has been the site for 15 rocket launches.

Cosmodrome Site 1S

Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle.

Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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