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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.

compass.two
15th of September 2017 01:24 AM
Today, besides doing some theoretical revisions about satellite communications, we made a short satellite tracking session during which we received NOAA-18, Grifex and SKcube:
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compass.two
12th of September 2017 11:32 AM
Yesterday evening the mission operators David Krieger and Jannik Schatz were very busy at DL0FHA! Well done!
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compass.two
11th of September 2017 01:22 AM
So Finally I decoded C-Stars cw telemetry beacon,
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!
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compass.two
9th of September 2017 10:07 PM
Lets us help this early bird, the Stars-C!
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 🙂
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compass.two
8th of September 2017 01:09 AM
Tonight's Session on DL0FHA Ground Station. Together with Prof. Masahiro Nohmi from Shizuoka University / Japan (Project lead of Stars Satellites), we captured NOAA-18, NOAA-15, VZLUSAT, D-SAT and Tigrisat. Operators: David Krieger, Jannik Schatz, Tristan Kallerhoff, Kevin Mountman and Sacha Joseph Tholl
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compass.two
1st of September 2017 01:38 AM
TIGRISAT AOS:21h16utc LOS:21:30 elmax:42.5°@21h22utc and D-Sat
Operators: David Krieger, Sacha Joseph Tholl and Danial Haghoo
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compass.two
28th of August 2017 12:09 AM
Decoded signals tonight: Funcube-1; Lituanicasat-2; SKcube 🙂 Robusta-1b and Pegasus received but not been able to decode :-/. Operator: Sacha Joseph Tholl. I also provided a video, showing the live reception of LituanicaSat-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjCp9N-Fc-Q
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compass.two
27th of August 2017 10:36 PM
Hey Guy's, I have to face one dilemma: Inflatesail,
Lituanicasat-2 and D-Sat are approaching our air- space. Which one should I track? 🙂 PE0SAT Mike Rupprecht
compass.two
27th of August 2017 09:53 PM
Tracking Funcube 1 few minutes ago. AOS:19h23utc Elmax:62.5° LOS:19h35utc. Perfect reception, we got a lot of packets, almost from horizon to horizon using SDR receiver: RTL2832 with 2m Yagi Array connected. We can provide the binary file if wanted. Just feel free to ask. Operator: Sacha Joseph Tholl
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compass.two
25th of August 2017 06:02 PM
NOAA-19 some moments ago, captured over ESA Websdr located in Noordwijk / The Netherlands. Although the bandwidth via websdr is a lot smaller, one can get interesting results if you follow the doppler manually:
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compass.two
24th of August 2017 11:04 PM
Still no signals from Compass-2
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compass.two
24th of August 2017 10:40 PM
SKcube right overhead but the kissfile could not be visualized by the skcube_com GUI 🙂
Operators: Tristan Kallerhoff und Sacha Joseph Tholl
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compass.two
24th of August 2017 10:33 PM
Robusta-1b a few minutes ago over DL0FHA
Operators: Sacha Joseph Tholl and Tristan Kallerhoff
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compass.two
24th of August 2017 10:30 PM
Robusta-1b a few minutes ago over DL0FHA😀
Operators: Tristan Kallerhoff and Sacha Joseph Tholl
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compass.two
24th of August 2017 09:36 PM
Beautiful reception of NOAA-18, a few minutes ago. Entering our airspace at 20:38 (Az:184°); Max elevation: 42,1° at Az271,3°; LOS at 20:53, Az: 339°) Operators: Sacha Joseph Tholl and Tobias Häusler
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compass.two
22nd of August 2017 12:57 PM
Yeeaah! We faced how to decode LituanicaSat-2 using Mike Ross's AGWPE and Mike Rupprecht's Online Kiss and his corresponding Visualization tool! It's beginning to make even more fun!
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compass.two
21st of August 2017 02:28 PM
We are studying the art of receiving and interpreting Weather- Satellite Data:
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compass.two
21st of August 2017 02:17 PM
Robusta 1B decoded for the first time using the tool chain of Mike Rupprecht [DK3WN]
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compass.two
18th of August 2017 01:17 AM
We are discussing new methods how to decode satellites! Today we decoded D-SAT + Lituanica SAT-2. 😀
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compass.two
15th of July 2017 01:27 PM
Dear amateur radio operators,

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.

Kind regards,
The COMPASS-2 Flight Operations team