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Latest Proba Satellite Stories

2006-10-23 15:15:00

On October 22, 2001, Proba was launched as a technology demonstrator within ESA's General Support Technology Programme. Once in orbit, however, the small satellite's unique capabilities and performance made it evident that it could make big contributions to science and so its nominal lifetime was extended to serve as an Earth Observation mission. Although Proba (Project for On Board Autonomy) was originally built for a two-year mission, the superb performance of its platform has allowed...