Flight results of the compass-1 picosatellite mission

Artur Scholz, Wilfried Ley, Bernd Dachwald, Engelbert Plescher, Jiun Jih Miau, Jyh Ching Juang

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Abstract

The mission of the COMPASS-1 picosatellite is to take pictures of the earth, to validate a spaceborne GPS receiver developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and to verify the proper operation of the magnetic attitude control system in orbit. The spacecraft was launched April 28, 2008 from the Indian space port Sriharikota, as part of the PSLV-C9 world record launch that simultaneously brought ten satellites into orbit. The mission operations were carried out from the ground stations in Aachen and Tainan. Arising difficulties in the communication link were overcome with the great support of individuals from the amateur radio community, who generously continued to support the mission. After several months of mission operation, abundant housekeeping and mission data has been commanded, received and analyzed and is presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Pages3611-3622
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 16

Publication series

Name60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Volume5

Other

Other60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period09-10-1209-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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