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  • Mission - Third Party Missions

    Mission - Third Party Missions

    PROBA-1

    PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SPARC

    ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Earth from Space - 5 Years of Proba

    ESA's Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) spacecraft is one of the most advanced small satellites ever flown in space. Launced on 22 October 2001 as a technology demonstrator mission in ESA's General Support Technology Programme (GSTP), it is now operated under the Earth Observation Third Party Mission scheme. This feature presents images acquired by Proba's CHRIS and HRC instruments around the world.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids

    A view looking north to south of Egypt's famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA's PROBA-1 minisatellite on 6 January 2018.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 view of Guam

    A cloud-specked view of the US territory of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, as seen by ESA's Proba-1 microsatellite, launched 16 years ago.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Proba-1 sets new record

    Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing valuable hyper-spectral data.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Earth-Watching-Anthology.pdf

    This brochure gives an overview of the Earth Watching project, which aims not only to show natural disasters, but also to promote various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles for newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    BIOMASS-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-forest-biomass.pdf

    The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    CoReH2O-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-snow-and-ice.pdf

    This report describes the CoReH2O (Cold Regions Hydrology high-resolution Observatory) mission, which was selected for feasibility study in the third cycle of Earth Explorers.