Science and Exploration

ESA Proba-2 Mission Backgrounder

By Marc Boucher
December 21, 2009
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On Sunday, November 1 at 8:50 p.m. eastern standard time the European PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy (Proba-2) satellite will be launched along with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite on a Russian Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. The Proba-2 satellite is part of ESA’s in?orbit technology demonstration programme which are missions dedicated to the demonstration of innovative technologies.

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