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Proba-2 in the cleanroom at Verhaert Space shortly before shipment to the launch site
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- Title Proba-2 in the cleanroom at Verhaert Space shortly before shipment to the launch site
- Released 27/07/2009 11:21 am
- Copyright ESA - A. Le Floc'h, 2009
This image shows the Proba-2 satellite in the cleanroom at Verhaert Space in Kruibeke/Belgium.
Proba stands for PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy. The Proba satellites are among the smallest spacecraft ever to be flown by ESA, but they are making a big impact in the field of space technology. Proba-2 is the second of the series, building on nearly eight years of successful Proba-1 experience.
Like Proba-1 before it, Proba-2 was constructed for ESA by Verhaert Design & Development in the East Flanders town of Kruibeke, with the support of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.