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Proba-1 sets new record

08 March 2018

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

The Project for On-Board Autonomy, or Proba-1, is ESA's technology demonstration mission operated with the support of ESA's Earthnet Programme. On 9 March, with 5982 days in orbit, Proba-1 will surpass ERS-2, making it ESA's longest operated Earth Observation mission of all time.

Source: Earth Online

Image credit: ESA - Agile Proba-1 rolls

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