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Rubin 7-AIS

Rubin 7-AIS [OHB-System]

Rubin 7-AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a test payload for the AIS system to be used for global maritime monitoring on the second generation Orbcomm satellites.

Rubin-7-AIS consisted of three redundant units (called Rubin 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3) with fixed solar cells as attached payloads on the Kosmos-3M launch vehicle upper stage. The mission goal is to test the AIS signal receivers in orbit.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology, traffic monitoring
Operator: OHB-System
Contractors: OHB-System
Equipment: 3 AIS-receivers
Configuration: Experiment container bolted to Kosmos-3M second stage
Propulsion: none (in orbit)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 466 km × 500 km, 98.15
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rubin 7-AIS 2007-053B 01.11.2007 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with SAR-Lupe 3


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