Full Name SAR-Lupe Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies BMVg Launch Date 19 Dec 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications SAR-Lupe is Germany's first satellite-based reconnaissance system. It consists of five small identical satellites, which use synthetic aperture radar technology to obtain refined images for military purposes.
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