Pyramids of Giza Egypt
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Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

January 17, 2006
Proba HRC image of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, acquired 20 March 2004. The three main pyramids seen consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. They stand on the border of Greater Cairo at the verge of the desert.

The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency. HRC is a miniaturized Cassegrain telescope imaging 25 sq km black and white scenes using the target point and store capability of the spacecraft.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Proba
  • Instrument: HRC
  • Acquisition: 20-Mar-2004

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