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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.

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Proba-1 back in operation

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.

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Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base

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.

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PROBA-1 microsat snaps Olympic neighbourhood

13 August 2012

This Olympics has been watched from all over the world - and beyond. Benefiting from a cloudless sky, this view of London's Olympic Park was captured by the smallest imager aboard ESA's smallest mission: the High Resolution Camera on the Proba-1 microsatellite.

Proba-1 - Delay in update on the ESA Online repository

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.  

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'Eye operation' puts Proba-1 back in business

14 May 2012

After more than a decade in orbit, ESA's Proba-1 was showing its age - even hibernating last winter. But a software fix to its startracker, radiation-impaired after surpassing its design lifetime five-fold, has returned the veteran Earth-observing microsatellite to full operation.