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SAR Lupe 1



Sar Lupe 1 is a German military satellite that was launched by a Cosmos-3M rocket from Plesetsk at 14:00 UT on 19 December 2006. The 720 kg (dry mass) craft carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for providing all-weather, one-meter resolution images anywhere in the world. The mission is a German contribution to the joint Franco-German undertaking for mutual exchange of reconnaissance information.

Alternate Names

  • 29658

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-19
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (Federal Republic of Germany)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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