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Instrument image
HRC is a black and white camera with a miniaturised telescope. With a high spatial resolution of five metres, HRC can acquire images with an area of 25 square kilometres. As well as studying the Earth, the spacecraft also returns data on its own immediate environment. The telescope is of Cassegrain type with an aperture size of 115 mm and a focal length of 2296 mm.
Technical Characteristics
Spatial Resolution:
8 m
Swath Width:
Earth Topics
Agriculture ( Forestry ), Land ( Vegetation ), Ocean and Coast ( Coastal Geomorphology ), Water ( Water Management )
Related Instruments
Available Resources Type Access
Earth from Space - Africa General Reference download
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Proba-1 celebrates 15 years in orbit

10 November 2016

The Proba-1 microsatellite (smaller than a cubic metre) is the first in ESA's series of satellites aimed at flight-testing new space technologies, designed for autonomous operations.

Proba-1 was launched on 22 October 2001 and is still going strong today, more than fifteen years later.