BackForward Satellite Programme: Kondor-Experimental SAR Spacecraft 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Commercially oriented satellite programme based on small platforms.
  • Programme managed and developed by the Russian enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPO Machine-builder, or simply NPOMash), Moskow.  Possibly handed-over to the military authority of South Africa.
  • Active stabilisation over 3-axes.
  • High inclination orbit drifting or sunsynchronous, height around 500 km.
  • Design life: 5 years.
  • For further details, see https://directory.eoportal.org/satellite-missions/k/kondor-e, and the NPOMash brieflet under http://www.npomash.ru/activities/images/radio_en.pdf
Data circulation
  • Not known.
Agencies NPOMash
Programme lifetime 2013 - 2019
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned