Part of central London, United Kingdom, seen from PROBA-1’s HRC instrument.
On the top left: Buckingam Palace and Trafalgar Square; in the centre of the image: Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency.
HRC is a miniaturised Cassegrain telescope imaging 25 sq km black and white scenes using the target point and store capability of the spacecraft.
Instrument : High Resolution Camera (HRC)
Date of Acquisition : 19-12-2002
Instrument Features : panchromatic image, 5 m spatial resolution, 1000x1000 pixels