THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Project for On-Board Autonomy Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 22 Oct 2001
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2021
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 26958 (TLE)
International Designator 2001-049B
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.97 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 615 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 7 days
Objectives and Applications PROBA is a technology experiment to demonstrate the on-board autonomy of a generic platform suitable for small scientific or application missions. A number of earth observation instruments are included. CHRIS - a hyperspectral imager provides data related to Earth Resources science and applications.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols CHRIS
Radiation budget CHRIS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields CHRIS
LandAlbedo and reflectance CHRIS
Vegetation CHRIS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) CHRIS, HRC
OceanOcean colour/biology CHRIS
Mission Instruments
CHRIS - Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
HRC - High Resolution Camera
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