CarbSAR ultra low cost radar satellite (United Kingdom)

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ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021



UK firms propose low-cost satellite radar
Two British companies are to push forward with the development of an ultra-low-cost radar satellite.

www.bbc.com

From earlier this year:


MoD backs 'origami radar antennas'
The UK's Ministry of Defence approaches an Oxford start-up to help design a sovereign satellite radar system.

www.bbc.com


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ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021



UK firms propose low-cost satellite radar
Two British companies are to push forward with the development of an ultra-low-cost radar satellite.

www.bbc.com

From earlier this year:


MoD backs 'origami radar antennas'
The UK's Ministry of Defence approaches an Oxford start-up to help design a sovereign satellite radar system.

www.bbc.com


Small Satellite supplier | Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd | SSTL | SSTL
Surrey Satellite Technology is the world's leading commercial small satellite company with an innovative approach to space engineering

www.sstl.co.uk

Home - Oxford Space Systems
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Nice. Got anything more on this ? Like frequency bands, scanning modes, number of TR modules, power requirements, weight etc.

To me the antenna design looks similar to our RISAT-2 satellite but smaller. Maybe the plan is to get a constellation of these sats to perform the same task for a lower price.

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