Satellite Proba 2 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) of European Space Agency (ESA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Proba 2 (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) 708
Apogee (km) 728
Eccentricity 0.00141083521444695
Inclination (degrees) 98.3
Period (minutes) 99.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 130
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 86
Date of Launch 02-11-2009
Expected Lifetime 2 yrs.
Contractor Verhaert Design and Development NV (leading a European consortium)
Country of Contractor Belgium
Launch Site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Breeze KM
COSPAR Number 2009-059B
NORAD Number 36037
Comments Technology demonstration of 17 advanced satellite technologies; will perform 4 experiments.


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