Proba-1 sets new record
08 March 2018
Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched on 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing very valuable hyper-spectral data.
The Project for On-Board Autonomy, or Proba-1, is ESA's technology demonstration mission operated with the support of ESA's Earthnet Programme. On 9 March, with 5982 days in orbit, Proba-1 will surpass ERS-2, making it ESA's longest operated Earth Observation mission of all time.
Source: Earth Online
Image credit: ESA - Agile Proba-1 rolls