Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2006
Total Production: 5
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Airbus Group
Parent System: SAR-Lupe
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2006
Total Production: 5
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Description: The SAR-Lupe is a high resolution space-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) network developed by EADS for the German Ministry of Defense. The SAR radars are being supplied by Ericsson featuring a 3 meters long antenna with a folding probe which provides radar imagery with one 1 meter resolution in all weather conditions.

The SAR-Lupe constellation will consists of 5 satellites with the first of them to be put into orbit in 2005 by a Russian rocket. The satellites will move around the world in three different orbits with an estimated altitude of 500 km.

SAR-Lupe Specifications

Orbit: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 51

SAR-Lupe Spacecraft Listing

SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
SAR-Lupe 1 Cosmos-3M - Plesetsk19 Dec 2006--
SAR-Lupe 2 Cosmos-3M - Plesetsk2 Jul 2007--
SAR-Lupe 3 Cosmos-3M - Plesetsk1 Nov 2007--
SAR-Lupe 4 Cosmos-3M - Plesetsk27 Mar 2008--
SAR-Lupe 5 Cosmos-3M - Plesetsk22 Jul 2008--

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