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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.

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: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 681 × 742 km, 98.2 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


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