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2014-12-09 03:30:36

A pair of satellites flying in close formation to cast an artificial eclipse is now being turned into space-ready reality by ESA’s industrial partners.

Vegetation Probed Across The Globe
2013-07-10 17:10:51

The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

Proba-V Satellite Monitors Aircraft Traffic From Orbit
2013-06-13 19:55:45

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Proba-V has become the first satellite to pick up aircraft tracking signals.

ESA's Proba-V Turns On In Time To Catch Stunning Image Over Western France
2013-05-17 09:47:33

ESA’s Proba-V, a next-generation earth watcher designed to image the planet’s vegetation, is now showing signs of life. More than a week after being set into a polar orbit roughly 510 miles over Earth, the mini satellite was switched on just in time to grab an image of the land cover over western France.

ESA Postpones Vega Rocket Launch Because Of Strong Winds
2013-05-06 10:15:36

The European Space Agency is set to launch the first of four missions as it starts an ambitious transition to commercial exploitation. The first launch, scheduled for May 3, will actually be the second launch for Vega, a rocket that has shown increased capabilities and flexibility to meet various demands in the launcher market.

Proba-V Is Seated And Ready For Flight
2013-04-18 08:16:02

ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-mapping minisatellite has been fitted to the payload adapter and met its fellow passengers for its 2 May flight to orbit on a Vega launcher.

Synchronized Satellites To Form Giant Space Telescope
2013-04-17 09:36:38

The ESA's Proba-3 mission will attempt to demonstrate that two satellites can be synchronized to move as one object with sub-millimeter precision, enabling the creation of enormous space telescopes with the lens and detector hundreds of feet apart.

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2012-08-28 18:15:36

The European Space Agency has equipped the Proba-2 with a tiny camera, no larger than an espresso cup, to capture images of Hurricane Isaac as it bears down towards Louisiana.


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