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Launch facts

ProbaThe launch of the Belgian satellite PROBA-V (that includes also other instruments for the observation of the Earth’s vegetation) occurred on 7th May 2013 on a Vega rocket.

The satellite circulates on a Sun-synchronised polar orbit at 820 km of altitude so that the EPT instrument can measure the particle fluxes of energetic electrons, protons and other ions of the low altitude radiation belts.

  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
  • 820 km
  • 98° inclin.
  • 10:30 AM local time at the descending node

 

PROBA-V
Proba-V. Credits ESA.

 

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