What is Proba-1?
Proba-1 is a technology demonstrator turned operational Earth observation mission - ESA's smallest, less than a cubic metre in volume. Proba-1's main instrument is the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS), acquiring 13 square km scenes at 17 m spatial resolution in 18 user-selected visible and near-infrared wavelengths. This agile satellite can also deliver up to five different viewing angles. Nearly 20,000 environmental science images have been acquired.
Latest Mission Operations News
20 February 2015
After a short period of inactivity, Proba-1 was successfully put back in Energy mode (by ESA Redu station) on Monday 09 February 2015 at 03:10 UTC and the imaging activities were restarted on Thursday 12 February 2015.
10 August 2012
Technical problems have been causing a delay in the processing and delivery of PROBA data for upload on the ESA Online repository and in the EOLI-SA catalogue.
Latest Mission Results News
12 December 2012
ESA's Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth - Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica.
07 November 2011
ESA's Proba-1 recently celebrated its tenth birthday in orbit. Kept busy as an Earth-observing mission, the microsatellite has also been building a detailed...
About this Mission
The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) was originally a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency, started in mid-1998 and funded within the frame of ESA's General Support Technology Programme.
Intended as a one-year mission, Proba-1 has provided data successfully ever since its launch on 22 Oct 2001. Hosting two Earth Observation instruments CHRIS and HRC, Proba-1 has been managed, since 2004, by ESA's Ground Segment Department within the Directorate of Earth Observation at ESA/ESRIN.
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