|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.[needs update]
- "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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