Rubin 9 [ISRO]
Rubin 9 consists of two payloads Rubin-9.1 and Rubin-9.2 weighing 8 kg each and will primarily be used for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Maritime applications. These are non-separable payloads that are mounted at an angle of 45° to the PSLV EB deck.
Rubin-9.1 (AIS-Pathfinder 2) is developed by LuxSpace, a daughter of OHB-System, and has a mission objective of providing an insight into the issue of message collisions that limit detection in areas of dense shipping.
The main purpose of the OHB-System developed Rubin-9.2 payload is to test and qualify nano technologies from Angstrom company Sweden and to continue space based maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver experiments (started with Rubin-7 and Rubin-8 missions). Rubin-9.2 is similar to the Rubin-8 launched on PSLV-C9 in April 2008.
Rubin-9 was successfully launched on 23 September 2009 on a PSLV-CA from India.
|Type / Application:||Technology, traffic monitoring|
|Operator:||LuxSpace (#9.1), OHB-System (#9.2)|
|Contractors:||LuxSpace (#9.1), OHB-System (#9.2)|
|Configuration:||2 payload modules bolted to PSLV upper stage|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||16 kg (excluding upper stage)|
|Orbit:||716 km × 794 km, 98.29°|
|Rubin 9||2009-051F||23.09.2009||Sr FLP||PSLV-CA||with Oceansat 2, BeeSat 1, SwissCube 1, UWE 2, ITÜ-pSat 1|