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COMPASS 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-019A

Description

COMPASS 2 (Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite 2) is a Russian (IZMIRAN) ionospheric microsatellite that was launched by a Shtil 1 rocket (a modified submarine-based ICBM) from a nuclear submarine in Barents Sea at 18:50 UT on 26 May 2006. It is also known as KOMPAS 2. The 80 kg satellite carries detectors for electromagnetic signatures created by/before earthquakes and volcanoes.

COMPASS 2 failed to respond to ground controls after launch.

Alternate Names

  • 29157
  • KOMPAS 2
  • Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite 2
  • 2006-019A
  • COMPASS2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-05-26
Launch Vehicle: Shtil 1
Launch Site: Russian Submarine in Barents Sea,

Funding Agency

  • Izmiran Russia

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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