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Mont St Michel France
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Mont St. Michel, France

January 18, 2006
This HRC image acquired 17 October 2003 shows the sandy coastline between Normandy and Brittany and the quasi-island of Mont St. Michel, upon which a Benedictine monastery is sited. At high tide the island is separated from the mainland by a kilometer of water.

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: 17-Oct-2003
  • Center coordinates: lat. 48.40, lon. -01.30