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Tecsar


Israeli military surveillance radar satellite. First launch 2008.01.21. Israeli military radar/optical surveillance satellite using synthetic aperture x-band radar, with estimated 10 cm radar and 1 m optical ground resolution.

TecSAR was the first Israeli satellite to feature Synthetic Aperture Radar to provide all-weather day/night surveillance.

First Launch: 2008.01.21.
Last Launch: 2009.04.20.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • PSLV Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • PSLV Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites. More...
  • PSLV C Indian all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 6 x PSOM + 1 x S139 + 1 x PS2 + 1 x PS3 + 1 x PS4 More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • IAI Israeli manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Israel Aircraft Industries, Israel. More...

Tecsar Chronology


2008 January 21 - . LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV C. LV Configuration: PSLV C s/n C10.
  • Tecsar - . Mass: 260 kg (570 lb). Nation: Israel. Agency: ISRO. Manufacturer: IAI. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft: Tecsar. USAF Sat Cat: 32476 . COSPAR: 2008-002A. Apogee: 580 km (360 mi). Perigee: 405 km (251 mi). Inclination: 41.0000 deg. Period: 94.50 min. Summary: Israeli military radar/optical surveillance satellite using synthetic aperture X-band radar, with estimated 10 cm radar and 1 m optical ground resolution..

2009 April 20 - . 01:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA. LV Configuration: PSLV CA.
  • Risat-2 - . Mass: 340 kg (740 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Spacecraft: Tecsar. USAF Sat Cat: 34807 . COSPAR: 2009-019A. Apogee: 552 km (342 mi). Perigee: 446 km (277 mi). Inclination: 41.2000 deg. Period: 94.60 min. Summary: Tecsar-class radar imaging satellite bought by India from Israel..

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