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Rubin 1 (Bird-Rubin)

Bird-Rubin (Rubin 1) [GDK]

Bird-Rubin (a.k.a Rubin 1) is a German communications payload that was launched by a Kosmos-3M rocket from Plesetsk.

The 37 kilogram attached payload carries components for testing in the space environment, especially the comunication of satellites via the Orbcomm low orbital satellite network. Bird-Rubin remained intentionally attached to the rocket's 2nd stage.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: OHB-System
Contractors: OHB-System
Equipment:
Configuration: Experiment container bolted to Kosmos-3M second stage
Propulsion: none (in orbit)
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 37 kg (#1 payload only), 45 kg (#2 payload only)
Orbit: 681 × 742 km, 98.2 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rubin 1 (Bird-Rubin) 2000-039C 15.07.2000 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with CHAMP, MITA

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