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Compass (Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite) or Kompas (Kompleksniy Orbital'niy Magnito-Plazmenniy Avtonomniy Sputnik) is intended for the detection of the effects of the action of the tectonic breakings of the Earth on the environment, the search for lithospheric, atmospheric and ionospheric responses to changes in the state of the zone of the tectonic activity, which can be important for the prediction/forecast of natural catastrophes, the study of the possibility of the development/detection of the concealed/latent layers of useful minerals - including of oil, gas.

Alternate Names

  • 27002

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-12-10
Launch Vehicle: Zenit
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 80 kg

Funding Agency

  • Izmiran (Russia)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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