Rubin 2 [AATiS]
Rubin 2 is a small satellite for technology demonstration, privately owned and developed by Fuchs Group (OHB System and Carlo Gavazzi Space). Rubin 2 will be placed in a circular orbit, with an inclination of 65°, at a height of 650 km. The gyroscopic stability is obtained spinning the S/C. The satellite is sun-pointing, with the solar panels placed on the upper face of the S/C. The OCE (in-Orbit teChnology Experiment set), designed and developed by Carlo Gavazzi Space, leading a number of industrial and university partners, is one of the technological payload for the RUBIN-2 mission. It has in charge to validate a group of technological experiments, and to test an experimental propulsion subsystem, that would be used for orbit and/or attitude control of a small satellite. In this mission, it will be used to increase the spin rate of the spacecraft.
To achieve the mission objective the OCE system is composed by:
In addition, other four technological experiment will be part of OCE / Rubin 2:
The SAFIR-M payload is also designated AATiS-OSCAR, AO-49 or OSCAR 49.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Box, spin stabilized|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||634 km × 678 km, 64.56°|
|Rubin 2 (AATiS-OSCAR 49, AO 49)||2002-058A||20.12.2002||Ba LC-109/95||Dnepr||with Unisat 2, LatinSat A, LatinSat B, SaudiSat 1c, TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy|