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Every 18 months or so, scientists and sensation-seekers gather at set points on Earth’s surface, to await awe-inspiring solar eclipses. The Moon briefly blocks the Sun, revealing its mysterious outer atmosphere, the corona. Though what if researchers could induce such eclipses at will?
That’s the scientific vision behind ESA’s double-satellite Proba-3, the world’s first precision formation-flying mission, planned for launch in 2019.

An ‘occulter’ satellite will fly 150 m ahead of a second ‘coronagraph’ satellite, casting a precise shadow to reveal the ghostly tendrils of the solar corona, down to 1.2 solar radii, for hours on end.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...w_Sun_s_corona

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By converging in orbit, a pair of small satellites will open a new view on the source of the largest structure in the Solar System: the Sun’s ghostly atmosphere, extending millions of kilometres out into space.
The two satellites together are called Proba-3, set for launch in late 2019. Through precise formation flying, one will cast a shadow across the second to open up an unimpeded view of the inner area of the ‘corona’, which is a million times fainter than the blindingly brilliant solar disc.
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Couldn't find a Proba-1 specific thread, so some news about it here.

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Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched on 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing very valuable hyperspectral data.
The Project for On-Board Autonomy, or Proba-1, is ESA’s technology demonstration mission operated with the support of ESA’s Earthnet Programme. On 9 March, with 5982 days in orbit, Proba-1 will surpass ERS-2, making it ESA’s longest operated Earth observation mission of all time.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ets_new_record
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Couldn't find a Proba-1 specific thread, so some news about it here.

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Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched on 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing very valuable hyperspectral data.
The Project for On-Board Autonomy, or Proba-1, is ESA’s technology demonstration mission operated with the support of ESA’s Earthnet Programme. On 9 March, with 5982 days in orbit, Proba-1 will surpass ERS-2, making it ESA’s longest operated Earth observation mission of all time.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ets_new_record
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Title Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids
Released 28/03/2018 10:12 am
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A view looking north to south of Egypt’s famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA’s Proba-1 minisatellite.
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...Great_Pyramids
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Title Proba-V Antarctic survey
Released 04/05/2018 10:05 am
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ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has imaged all of the Antarctic after users asked for a survey of the icy southern continent. Proba-V collected the data between November 2017 and February 2018.
Imagery is available at 1 km, 300 m and 100 m resolution. For information on how to access it, click here.
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...tarctic_survey
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