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
Working life extensions for ESA’s science missions 20 November 2014 Continuing operations of ten space science missions have been extended by ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC). Read more
PROBA2 - Fifth Call for Guest Investigators 24 April 2014 The Royal Observatory of Belgium invites proposals from potential Guest Investigators for the analysis of data from PROBA2's two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA. Proposals in response to this Fifth Call for Guest Investigators must be received by 1 June 2014. Read more