Two-year extensions confirmed for ESA's science missions 22 November 2016 ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has today confirmed two-year mission extensions for nine scientific missions in which the Agency is participating. This secures their operations until the end of 2018. Read more
PROBA2 is the second of ESA's PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy satellites. It carries four scientific instruments: two particle detectors to monitor the plasma environment of the spacecraft (DSPL and TPMU) and two complementary instruments (SWAP and LYRA) which monitor solar activity.
SWAP spies acrobatics in Sun's shape-shifting atmosphere 16 March 2015 Our view of the Sun is constantly changing as clearly demonstrated in this time-lapse video from ESA's PROBA2 SWAP camera. Read more