Rubin 9.2 is a German experimental satellite payload launched on 23 September 2009 in 06:21[1] aboard PSLV-CA rocket at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.[2] Rubin 9.2 shares the host satellite Rubin-9 with another payload, Rubin 9.1. The Rubin-9 "satellite" (COSPAR 2009-051F) was actually the upper stage of the carrier rocket to which the payloads were solidly bolted onto; after the rocket had finished its mission with the primary payload, the upper stage remained in space and became "satellite" Rubin-9. Rubin 9.2 was developed by OHB System to continue their series of AIS receiver experiments that they had performed on previous Rubin-flights.[3] AIS is a network used to find shipping vessels and identify them.[4] Non-operational as of 2019,[2] its orbit was 792 * 712 km, at 98°.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "RUBIN 9.1/RUBIN 9.2/PSLV - Satellite Information". heavens-above.com. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  2. ^ a b Ford, Dominic. "RUBIN 9.1 & RUBIN 9.2 - In-The-Sky.org". in-the-sky.org. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  3. ^ https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/rubin-9-ais.htm
  4. ^ "Technical details for satellite RUBIN 9.1/RUBIN 9.2/PSLV". N2YO.com - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2018-03-11.