|Mission type||Remote Sensing/Imaging
|Spacecraft type||1U CubeSat|
|Launch mass||< 1 kilogram (2.2 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 April 2008, 03:53:51UTC|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
COMPASS-1 (also known as Compass One) was a German amateur CubeSat picosatellite, built and operated in the late 2000s by Aachen University of Applied Science. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, aboard a PSLV rocket, on 28 April 2008. Its primary mission is remote sensing, however it also contains some technology demonstration experiments regarding the use of small satellites.
On 10 August 2008, the satellite developed a problem and switched into "emergency mode". Initial attempts to rectify this problem failed, however normal operations were resumed on 10 September, with help from amateur radio operators around the world. [dated info]
- "Indian rocket blasts into space carrying 10 satellites". AFP. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "COMPASS-1 Picosatellite Project" (PDF). Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2008-10-19.[dead link]
- Rupprecht, Mike (2008-08-14). "COMPASS-1 in emergency mode". AMSAT. Retrieved 2008-10-19.[dead link]
- Rupprecht, Mike (2008-09-11). "COMPASS recovered :-)". AMSAT. Retrieved 2008-10-19.[dead link]
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