COMPASS 2 will become the second student satellite from the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Like the first satellite project COMPASS 1, COMPASS 2 was developed based on the CubeSat standard as a Triple-CubeSat, which means a total weight of 3 kg and dimensions of 100x100x340.5mm and will be deployed at an altitude of 500km and an inclination of 97.4622°.
The students of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences developed the bus system with the necessary subsystems for power generation, power distribution, data handling, communication and data / power interface for the payload.
There are two experiment payloads onbord our satellite: a so called DragSail and Thin Film Solar Cells.
Currently students of the FH Aachen are preparing the flight operations phase of the mission. Our launch is currently planned for late June 2017.
playing back a hundred million of times the pre- recorded mp3 audio from the IQ-file in slowmo using a morse table. I was able to decode but took me ages to decode the first 2 lines...... Then PE0SAT proposed me to use FL-Digi and the 3rd and 4th Line was decoded immediately 🙂 Thank you man, you are awesome!
Tomorrow at 06:00 we will attempt to send the command to deploy the Daughter from the Mothership of STARS-C in presence of Prof. Masahiro Nohmi at Compass-2 / DL0FHA. Hopefully it will work despite the undeployed receiver antenna. We will try (if needed) a second time during the pass of 07:35. Downlink beacon frequency is 437,245MHz. Wish us good luck 🙂
Operators: David Krieger, Sacha Joseph Tholl and Danial Haghoo
Lituanicasat-2 and D-Sat are approaching our air- space. Which one should I track? 🙂 PE0SAT Mike Rupprecht
Operators: Tristan Kallerhoff und Sacha Joseph Tholl
Operators: Sacha Joseph Tholl and Tristan Kallerhoff
Operators: Tristan Kallerhoff and Sacha Joseph Tholl
the COMPASS-2 satellite Flight Operations team is currently looking for partner groundstations located in France, Spain, Italy and north-western Africa.
Currently we have some trouble receiving a proper signal from our satellite and we hope you could assist us getting a good signal by giving us access to your groundstation.
Our current idea is to extend our time we have acquisition of signal with our satellite by using your groundstation in addition to ours.
If you are interested in helping us and be part of a real space mission then contact us!
Your groundstation should be able to send signals at 145.885MHz and receive signals at 437.300MHz to communicate with our satellite.
The COMPASS-2 Flight Operations team