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TUBSAT-2, a German test spacecraft, was launched by a Cyclone booster from Plesetsk, into a 1221 x 1198 km orbit inclined at 82.6 degrees. The spacecraft carries meteorological and radiation budget instruments, and includes a second star sensor with 1m focal length, which also acts as a camera. Also included is a 3-kg three-axis reaction/momentum wheel. The TUBSAT microsatellites are designed and built at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB).

Alternate Names

  • 22970

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-01-25
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 40 kg

Funding Agency

  • Technical University of Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany)


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Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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