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COSMOS 2487

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COSMOS 2487 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39194
Int'l Code: 2013-032A
Perigee: 463.2 km
Apogee: 468.6 km
Inclination: 74.7 °
Period: 93.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 6836 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: June 27, 2013
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

COSMOS 2487 is a Kondor Radar Satellite. The satellite has a liftoff mass of about 1,100 Kilograms, hosting a 350-Kilogram Synthetic Aperture Radar payload consisting of a radar antenna with a diameter of six meters. The satellite is equipped with two deployable solar arrays that are mounted on a central body that also holds the radar antenna array. The vehicle features avionics and batteries of power distribution and storage as well as computer systems to collect, store and transmit data via an X-Band communication system that allows data to be downlinked to ground stations at up to 350Mbit/s. The SAR payload will operate in the S-Band frequency covering a footprint of 1,000 Kilometers—500km to either side of the ground track. Within that footprint, the payload can image a ground swath of about 15 Kilometers. In spotlight mode, the payload can achieve a resolution of up to 1 meter, in stripmap mode it can provide images with a resolution of 1 to 3 meters, and in ScanSAR mode, the satellite will cover a greater area on the ground with resolutions of 5 to 30 meters. Kondor will provide all-weather, round the clock Earth imagery for military and civilian purposes. The vehicle will provide interferometrical data on successive orbits. The Kondor satellite is expected to operate for 3 to 10 years orbiting Earth in a ~500-Kilometer orbit at high inclinations of up to 98 degrees.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39194U 13032A   17295.89823648  .00005323  00000-0  15438-3 0  9994
2 39194  74.7154 245.8419 0003969 226.1863 133.9019 15.35730398241124
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC