Postcards from Space: Remembering the Launch of PROBA-V

April 27, 2020


PROBA-V became one of the first of its kind to step out of the technology
demonstration background and into the operational missions arena. It involves relatively small teams on all sides that work together in an integrated and cooperated way to achieve a common goal.


Prior to its launch, weeks and months were spent on intensive test campaigns at various locations. The main focus was getting the whole space and ground segment tested and calibrated to see that it will fulfill the needs once in orbit.


Once launched, the next goal would be a successful test sequence of capturing its first image target while in space. You can read more, and see PROBA-Vs first image of the moon here.