Category: Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Ionosfera-M 1 & 2

    Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Ionosfera-M 1 & 2

    Ionosfera is a constellation of four ionospheric and magnetospheric research satellites developed by for Roscosmos for the project Ionozond. The satellites will operate on circular sun-synchronous orbits (SSO), at altitude of about 800 km and located in two orbital planes of two satellites each. The following science instruments are carried on the…

  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M | Kondor-FKA No.2

    Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M | Kondor-FKA No.2

    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…

  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a | Obzor-R No.1

    Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1a | Obzor-R No.1

    The Russian Obzor-R satellite is a planned X-band radar earth observation satellite designed by TsSKB-Progress. In 2012, the development of the Arkon-2M radar satellite was stopped and instead the development of the Obzor-R was initiated. The satellite features the BRLK X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar as the imaging instrument with a ground resolution of…