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COMPASS-1 reports

2012-03-02 Compass 8 deg pass at 2305 UTC. All threshold commands accepted just before LOS but no beacon. ZL2BX

00:22 – 00:34 UTC Nothing Heard over Japan JA6PL
No signals heard during the 0040UTC pass. Listened intently for weak signals, but nothing. VK5HI
The 07:53Z – 08:06 UTC pass over Hawaii was quiet. NH7WN
Well Compass is still not quite dead. Just after it entered eclipse last night (1050 ut) I sent the threshold commands and Compass responded to them all. ZL2BX
14:52 UTC Commands sent throughout the entire 78 degree pass. No responses heard, no beacons heard. W1ICW
Forever the optimist, I listened for Compass-1 during the 2320utc pass this morning, but no signals. VK5HI

COMPASS-1 – End of Mission

Dear supporters and friends of our COMPASS-1 mission,

first, let me thank you very much for your support in trying to save the life of our COMPASS-1 satellite during the last days, but also during the last years of “routine” operations. It seems that our mission now comes to an end. The projected lifetime of COMPASS-1 was half a year. The tiny guy has outperformed this value by a factor of more than seven. April 28th would have been it’s 4th birthday and if it was a human, it would now be about 500 years old (Cubesat-years are short). So, if you have more important things to do (and I guess so), we can not expect you to continue your efforts in saving its live. With your support, you have made things possible that we would never have been able to achieve with our own resources and I appreciate your support very much. So, COMPASS-1, rest in peace. (Nevertheless, if you still want to try to awake it from the dead, feel free to do so.)

I hope that we will soon be able to build and launch COMPASS-2 and that you will be still available, all over the world, as a ground station to command and fly our new bird. We will keep you informed.

Cheers and thanks for all,

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Prof. Dr. Bernd Dachwald
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering FH Aachen
University of Applied Sciences

RAX-2 telemetry

E1P housekeeping data

13:30 UTC

FO-29 CW beacon

13:00 UTC
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