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COMPASS-2 (also referred to as Kompas-2 in Russia) is a Russian microsatellite mission, funded by Roskosmos, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Science Ministry; it is designed and developed at IZMIRAN (Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Troitsk and by the Makeyev Federal Rocket Center (Miass, Ural Mountains); Makeyev also converted the Shtil military missile into a launch vehicle for the project. The overall objective of COMPASS-2 is to demonstrate possible topside sounding techniques that may eventually lead to the forecasting of natural disasters such as earthquakes.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-06-23
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
    Mass: 4 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Germany)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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