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OHB System and the German Space Agency (DARA) have undertaken a program of small communications satellites named SAFIR (Satellite for Information Relay). SAFIR 2 was launched along with RESURS-O aboard a Zenit rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome. It had a mass of 55 kg in the form of a 0.45-m cube and a gravity-gradient stabilization system. Communications was in the 400 MHz band.

Alternate Names

  • 25399
  • SAFIR2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-07-10
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 55 kg

Funding Agency

  • German Space Agency (Federal Republic of Germany)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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