Compass-1

COMPASS-1
Operator Fachhochschule Aachen
Bus 1U CubeSat
Mission type Remote Sensing/Imaging
Technology Demonstration
Launch date 03:53:51 GMT, 28 April 2008
Carrier rocket PSLV-C9
Launch site LA-2, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Mass < 1 kilogram (2.2 lb)

COMPASS-1 (also known as Compass One) is a German amateur CubeSat picosatellite, built and operated by Aachen University of Applied Science. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, aboard a PSLV rocket, on 28 April 2008.[1] Its primary mission is remote sensing, however it also contains some technology demonstration experiments regarding the use of small satellites.[2]

On 10 August 2008, the satellite developed a problem and switched into "emergency mode".[3] Initial attempts to rectify this problem failed, however normal operations were resumed on 10 September, with help from amateur radio operators around the world. [4]

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