Satellite Proba 1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) of European Space Agency (ESA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Proba 1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy)
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Agency (ESA)
Users Government
Purpose Technology Demonstration
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 553
Apogee (km) 676
Eccentricity 0.00880521153983821
Inclination (degrees) 97.9
Period (minutes) 96.98
Launch Mass (kg.) 100
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 100
Date of Launch 22-10-2001
Expected Lifetime 2 yrs.
Contractor Verhaert Design and Development NV (leading a European consortium)
Country of Contractor Belgium
Launch Site Sriharikota Launch Station
Launch Vehicle PSLV C3
COSPAR Number 2001-049B
NORAD Number 26958
Comments First a technology demonstration, then extended for one year for remote sensing; looks like a washing machine.


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