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Rubin 8



Rubin 8 is a German nanosatellite that was launched from Sriharikota at 03:54 UT on 28 April 2008 by a PSLV-C9 rocket. The 8.0 kg craft carries a new receiver that will capture uploaded data for the Automatic Marine Identification System (AIS). It is one of the eight nanosatellites among the 10 craft that were launched by the PSLV-C9. It, however, remained attached to the final stage, as has been the case of previous Rubin spacecraft.

Alternate Names

  • 32792
  • Rubin8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-04-28
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 8 kg

Funding Agency

  • COSMOS International (Federal Republic of Germany)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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