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Other Designations: Technical University of Berlin Satellite. Class: Communications. Type: Store-dump. Nation: Germany. Manufacturer: Technische Universitat Berlin.

Store-forward communications nanosatellite used to keep track of transmitters placed on vehicles, migrating animals, and marine buoys.


Specification

Total Mass: 8 kg.


Tubsat-N Chronology


07 July 1998 Tubsat-N Program: Tubsat. Launch Site: Barents Sea . Launch Vehicle: Shtil-1/1N. Mass: 8 kg. Perigee: 400 km. Apogee: 776 km. Inclination: 78.9 deg.

The first satellite launch from a submarine. The Shtil-1 launch vehicle was a converted Makeyev R-29RM SLBM. The satellite payload was placed in the standard re-entry vehicle. The launch platform was the K-407 Novomoskovsk, a 667BDRM Delfin class submarine of the Russian Northern Fleet 3rd Flotilla. The launch was made from a firing range in the Barents Sea off the coast of the Kolskiy Peninsula, at 35.3 deg E 69.3 deg N. The payloads were the Tubsat-N and Tubsat-N1 `nanosatellites'. Tubsat-N entered a 400 x 776 km x 78.9 deg orbit. Both carried small store-forward communications payloads used to keep track of transmitters placed on vehicles, migrating animals, and marine buoys. They are owned, operated and built by the Technische Universitat Berlin (TUB).



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