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Rubin 8-AIS

Rubin 8-AIS (Rubin payload at the left side
of the payload adaptor) [ISRO]

Rubin 8-AIS (Automatic Identification System) is to test the AIS signal receivers in orbit and the data transmission via Orbcomm and Iridium networks.

One AIS module containg a solar panel and the AIS-receiver (similar to the modules used in Rubin-7-AIS) is firmly attached to the adaptor section of the fourth stage of the PSLV-CA launch vehicle. It will not be separated from the upper stage.

Rubin-8-AIS was successfully launched on 28. April 2008 on a PSLV-CA from India.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology, traffic monitoring
Operator: OHB-System
Contractors: OHB-System
Equipment: AIS-receiver
Configuration: payload modules bolted to PSLV upper stage
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 7 kg (excluding upper stage)
Orbit: 619 km × 662 km, 97.92
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rubin 8-AIS 2008-021K 28.04.2008 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with Cartosat 2A, IMS 1, CanX 6, CanX 2, AAUSAT 2, Cute 1.7 + APD II, COMPASS 1, Delfi C3, SEEDS 2


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