Rubin 5-ASOLANT [OHB]
Rubin-5-ASOLANT is a technology/communications payload using the Orbcomm system; it remains intentionally attached to the rocket final stage (in fact, it is part of the adapter used to deploy the other satellites).
It includes the AATiS SAFIR-S amateur transponder and the ESA ASOLANT (Advanced Solar Antenna) solar-powered GPS antenna experiment. The Mozhayets-5 failed to separate from the payload addpator and stayed connected with the upper stage and Rubin-5.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Experiment container bolted to Kosmos-3M second stage|
|Propulsion:||none (in orbit)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||681 × 742 km, 98.2° (#3)|
|Rubin 5-ASOLANT||2005-043G||27.10.2005||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with TopSat 1, China-DMC+4, Mozhayets 5, Sina 1, SSETI-Express, UWE 1, XI 5, Ncube 2|