Compass Recovery System tested successfully

At the beginning of May, the drop test of the Compass recovery system took place. At an altitude of 500m, a dummy with the dry mass of Compass was dropped out of a model aircraft. The drogue chute decelerated the dummy down to 26 m/s and the main chute to 3.3 m/s. The parachutes had already been tested in the IAG wind tunnel and the drogue parachute ejection system had been tested on ground a few weeks ago. The aim of this overall test was to verify the forces that occur in the simulation and to ensure that Compass can be recovered safely.