ESA Science & Technology - PROBA2
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.
15 August 2017Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
22 November 2016ESA'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.
16 March 2015Our view of the Sun is constantly changing as clearly demonstrated in this time-lapse video from ESA's PROBA2 SWAP camera.