ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses 17 August 2017
ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses 17 August 2017 Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
Science backing for formation-flying Sun-watcher Proba-317 July 2017 ESA’s Science Programme has agreed to support the technology-demonstrating Proba-3, a double-satellite formation-flying mission tasked with observing a region of the Sun normally hidden from view.
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017 ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.
Scaling up in space – with formation flying11 October 2016
Scaling up in space – with formation flying11 October 2016 Agnes Mestreau-Garreau, Proba-3 Project Manager Due to launch in late 2019, Proba-3 is a technology demonstration mission to explore precision formation flying techniques and technologies. We’re doing this to prepare the way for future space missions...
Proba-3: set the controls for the verge of the Sun12 September 2016
Proba-3: set the controls for the verge of the Sun12 September 2016 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.