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Rubin 9

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.

Nation: Germany, Luxembourg
Type / Application: Technology, traffic monitoring
Operator: LuxSpace (#9.1), OHB-System (#9.2)
Contractors: LuxSpace (#9.1), OHB-System (#9.2)
Equipment: 2 AIS-receivers
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°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rubin 9 2009-051F 23.09.2009 Sr FLP PSLV-CA with Oceansat 2, BeeSat 1, SwissCube 1, UWE 2, ITÜ-pSat 1


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