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COMPASS 1 [FH Aachen]

The COMPASS-1 cubesat project is conducted at the Fachhochschule Aachen for educational purposes and technology demonstration.

The mission objectives are:

  • Remote Sensing with color camera
  • GPS validation
  • Technology demonstration:
    • Extensive use of COTS components
    • Fast UHF communication downlink
    • Active magnetic attitude control
    • Lithium-Polymer batteries for power storage

The satellite operated until March 2012.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Fachhochschule Aachen
Contractors: Fachhochschule Aachen
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 month (design)
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 615 km × 635 km, 97.99
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
COMPASS 1 2008-021E 28.04.2008 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with Cartosat 2A, IMS 1, CanX 6, CanX 2, AAU-Cubesat 2, Cute 1.7 + APD II, Delfi C3, SEEDS 2, Rubin 8-AIS


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