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Kompas 2

Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite


Designation 29157 / 06019A
Launch date 26 May 2006
Country of origin Russia
Mission Technology: Earthquake forecasts
Perigee/Apogee 402/525 km
Inclination 78.9°
Period 93.9 min
Launch vehicle Shtil #2

Will enable detection and registration of the anomalous physical phenomena in lithosphere, atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere of the Earth which accompany catastrophic events such as earthquakes, tropical cyclones, tornados etc., as well as strong magnetic storms.

Built for the Russian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation (IZMIRAN), which also provided some of the instruments. Other institutes in Hungary, Poland, Russia and Ukraine also contributed to the experiments.

End of life

Out of service 26 May 2006
Cause Power problem right after launch, unstabilized attitude.
Decay 28 Dec 2011

Said to have problems right after launch.

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor Makeev
Mass at launch 80 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization Gravity gradient
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Carries a magnetometer.

Downlink: 137.350 MHz

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