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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 South 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

End of life

Decay 22 Oct 2022

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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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