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Project for On-Board Autonomy, spearheaded by ESA and CNES, was a small satellite bus to accommodate instruments previously flown on larger spacecraft. Qinetiq Space Belgium built the satellite, designed to be compatible with the Vega, Soyuz and Falcon-1e launch vehicles. Technology satellite built by Qinetiq Space Belgium (prime); OIP Space Systems (payload) for ESA, Europe. Launched 2013.

Status: Operational 2001. First Launch: 2001-10-22. Last Launch: 2013-05-07. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 94 kg (207 lb).

One launch, 2001.10.22. Proba-1) was a European Space Agency technology development minisatellite with a mass of 94 kg. It carried a radiation detector, an IR spectrometer, debris impact detectors, Earth imaging cameras, and an experimental spacecraft processor for spacecraft autonomy experiments. The satellite was built by Verheart in Belgium using the MiniSIL bus developed by SI of England, and was controlled from Belgium.


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PROBA 3 Technology satellite operated by ESA, Europe. Used 2 × Proba bus.

VNREDSat 1b Earth observation satellite built by SPACEBEL (prime) for Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Used Proba bus.

Family: Earth, Earth land resource sat, Surveillance. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: PSLV, Vega. Launch Sites: Sriharikota, Sriharikota PSLV. Agency: SIL. Bibliography: 2, 296, 6796, 12973.
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