Earth Observation Satellite

Proba 5 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) is an ESA mission dedicated to in-orbit technology demonstration, near-Earth environment monitoring and preparatory Earth observations.

Name of SatelliteProba 5 (Project for On-Board Autonomy)
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorQinetiQ Space Belgium
Country of ContractorBelgium
Launch Mass (kg.)140
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)813
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)2,5
Date of Launch07.05.2013
Launch SiteGuiana Space Center
Launch VehicleVega
COSPAR Number2013-021A
NORAD Number39159

PROBA 5 Earth Observation Satellite is a small spacecraft equipped with a selected set of technologies that provide advanced on-board functions to support mission operations with minimal ground involvement.


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