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Rubin 3-DSI, 4-DSI

Rubin 3-DSI [OHB]

Rubin 4-DSI [OHB]
Rubin 5 similar

The mission goal of Rubin-3-DSI (DSI = dopolnitel'naya sistema izmereniya = Additional Measurement System) is to test the launch vehicle tracking possibilities outside the launch site telemetry system visibility areas. The most important ascent status parameters are transmitted via the Orbcomm constellation in near real time mode directly to the customer via e-mails (payload separation confirmation, flight event time etc).

The orbital telematics experiment Rubin-4-DSI is located on the upper stage of the Kosmos-3M and transmits information on the rocket's acceleration, vibration load and position. Rubin will transmit this information to earth via e-mail using the Orbcomm satellite communications system. In this way, it will be possible to track the rocket in orbit reliably and without any data loss.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: OHB-System
Contractors: OHB-System
Configuration: Experiment container bolted to Kosmos-3M second stage
Propulsion: none (in orbit)
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: 3 years (#3)
Orbit: 681 × 742 km, 98.2 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rubin 3-DSI 2002-054C 28.11.2002 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with Mozhayets 3, AlSat 1
Rubin 4-DSI 2003-042B 27.09.2003 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with STSAT 1, Bilsat 1, NigeriaSat 1, UK-DMC 1, Mozhayets 4, Larets