BackForward Satellite: PROBA-2 

Satellite details
Acronym PROBA-2
Full name Project for On-Board Autonomy - 2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the PROBA programme.
  • Main mission: Space weather.
  • A number of technological payloads (not described in OSCAR).
Mass at launch 120 kg Dry mass
Power 120 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from the Science Operation Center (SOC) located at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Ukkel (Brussels).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 730 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency ESA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 02 Nov 2009 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on PROBA-2

Acronym Full name
SWAP Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing
LYRA LYman-alpha RAdiometer
TPMU Thermal Plasma Measurement Unit
DSLP Dual Segmented Langmuir Probe
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