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Rubin 8


Designation 32792 / 08021K
Launch date 28 Apr 2008
Country of origin Germany
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 619/662 km
Inclination 98.9°
Period 97.5 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #13

It remained attached to the rocket's payload adapter.

Built by OHB-System AG
Will be used to test the automatic identification system (AIS) for ships on behalf of the European Space Agency ESA. OHB-System and Luxembourg-based group member Luxspace Sarl are working on validating this and also the ensuing systems.

The satellite records the data automatically transmitted by ships on their position, destination and cargo and conveys it via the Orbcomm communications satellite network to Earth for evaluation.

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