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 communication of satellites via the Orbcomm low orbital satellite network. Bird-Rubin remained intentionally attached to the rocket's 2nd stage.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Experiment container bolted to Kosmos-3M second stage|
|Propulsion:||none (in orbit)|
|Mass:||37 kg (#1 payload only), 45 kg (#2 payload only)|
|Orbit:||681 × 742 km, 98.2° (#3)|
|Rubin 1 (Bird-Rubin)||2000-039C||15.07.2000||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with CHAMP, MITA|