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Rubin 2

Also called AATiS-Oscar, AO-49 or Oscar 49


Designation 27605 / 02058A
Launch date 20 Dec 2002
Country of origin Germany
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 650 km, sun synchronous
Inclination 65°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Dnepr #3

Built and owned by Fuchs Group (owner of OHB System).

Will test new technologies for propulsion and attitude systems. Communicates in IP protocol.

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Technical data


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Solar array  
Stabilization spin stabilized
DC power 15 W
Design lifetime  

Has an Orbcomm transponder: the satellite sends emails via the Orbcomm network!

Carries an amateur radio payload: Safir-M. It was built by the German amateur radio association "AATiS e.V." (German acronym for "Arbeitskreis Amateurfunk und Telekommunikation in der Schule", which means: 'working group for amateur radio and telecommunications in schools'). It is designed as a "store and broadcast" system for APRS based messages, dedicated for the use of schools in combination with the existing WX-Net and planned buoy experiments in Germany.

Uplink at 435.275 MHz (1200 baud AFSK) and Downlink at 145.825 MHz (9600 baud FSK)

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