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Ayers Rock Australia
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Ayers Rock, Australia

January 20, 2006
This HRC image was acquired 24 April 2004 and shows Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. It is the world's largest monolith, and a sacred site to Australia's Aborigines. It is 3.6 km long and two km wide. The walk around it covers 9.4 km. 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: 24-Apr-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. -25.23, lon. 131.05


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