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- Title Proba-3 orbit
- Released 06/05/2013 5:32 pm
- Copyright ESA - P. Carril, 2013
The paired Proba-3 satellites will have a highly elliptical orbit with an apogee (or top of orbit) of 60,524 km and perigee of 800 km. Coronagraph observation based on forming an artificial eclipse between the two satellites as well as active formation flying experiments taking place towards apogee, with passive formation flying taking place as the satellites circle closer to Earth.