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.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
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.
Two-year extensions confirmed for ESA's science missions
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.
PROBA2 views four partial eclipses
3 July 2019ESA's PROBA2 satellite observed four partial eclipses while observers in parts of South America witnessed a total solar eclipse on 2 July.
SWAP spies acrobatics in Sun's shape-shifting atmosphere
16 March 2015Our view of the Sun is constantly changing as clearly demonstrated in this time-lapse video from ESA's PROBA2 SWAP camera.