COMPASS-1 運用終了2012年03月04日 08時45分

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




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