Successful launch of third German SAR-Lupe

December 2007
Interavia Business & Technology;Winter2007, Issue 690, p37
The article reports on the success of the launching of the third SAR-Lupe satellite in Germany. It is said that the satellite which will provide high-resolution images to the German Ministry of Defense, was boosted into orbit from the Plesetsk space centre by a Russian Cosmos-3M rocket on November 1, 2007. Moreover, the first and second SAR-Lupe satellites were launched on December 19, 2006 and July 3, 2007 respectively. However two more SAR-Lupe spacecrafts are scheduled for launch at intervals of four to six months until the constellation is completed in 2008.


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