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Rubin 1

Also called Bird-Rubin


Designation 26406 / 00039C
Launch date 14 Jul 2000
Country of origin Germany
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 416/476 km
Inclination 87.3°
Period 93.5 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos C
Launch site Plesetsk

Will test a technology that enables to control a satellite without waiting for it to flow over a control station. It remained attached to the rocket's payload adapter. Partly built by students of the Hochschule Bremen.

External resources

sat-index articles


Technical data


Prime contractor OHB
Mass at launch 37 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization none
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Carries the Nina particle detector.

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