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

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Proba V (Project for On-Board Autonomy)
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Agency (ESA)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 813
Apogee (km) 820
Eccentricity 0.000487024281639185
Inclination (degrees) 98.73
Period (minutes) 101.21
Launch Mass (kg.) 140
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 07-05-2013
Expected Lifetime 2.5 yrs.
Contractor QinetiQ Space Belgium
Country of Contractor Belgium
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Vega
COSPAR Number 2013-021A
NORAD Number 39159
Comments Map land cover and vegetation growth.


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