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Bird-Ruben + Rocket Body



Bird-Rubin is a German microsatellite that was launched by a Kosmos-3M rocket from Plesetsk at 12:00 UT. The 37 kilogram microsatellite carries components for testing in the space environment. It remained attached to the rocket, intentionally or otherwise.

Alternate Names

  • 26406
  • Bird-Ruben+RocketBody

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-07-15
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Federal Republic of Germany)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

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