About the PROBA2 Science Center

PROBA2

The PROBA2 Science Center, located at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Brussels, oversees scientific operations and data processing for ESA's PROBA2 spacecraft. The P2SC is the primary archive and distribution center for data from SWAP and LYRA, as well as the primary maintainer of calibration tools, data analysis software, and additional instrument data. The P2SC is also home to the science operations center, where instrument observing plans are devised and, with the help of ESA's Spacecraft Operations Center in Redu, Belgium, loaded onto the spacecraft. Finally, the P2SC serves as the main site for coordination of the PROBA2 Science Working Team, coordinating special scientific campaigns, supporting science data users and guest investigators, and organizing PROBA2 outreach efforts.

PROBA2 is a small ESA satellite with a scientific mission to explore the active Sun and its effect on the near-earth environment and a broader mission to provide a test platform for new instrument and platform technology. The mission overview page provides additional information about PROBA2 and its on board instrumentation and advanced platform technology.

If you require special assistance, you can contact the instrument teams directly using the contact page on this site.

News

PROBA2 Science Working Team Meeting 16

The PROBA2 team is pleased to announce the 16th PROBA2 Science Working Team (SWT) meeting, which will be held on Monday August 6, 2018 at Royal Observatory of Belgium. A webex will be released soon. More details to follow.

SWAP and LYRA data gaps expected on May 6, 2018

UPDATE: the scheduled maintenance of PROBA2 took longer than foreseen and the solar instruments were not yet turned on. We now expect that the data gaps for SWAP and LYRA will continue until May 7.

The SWAP and LYRA instruments will be turned off during the morning of May 6, 2018 due to a scheduled maintenance of the PROBA2 spacecraft.

LYRA and SWAP will stop acquiring data around 23:40 UT on May 5 and, if all goes as planned, will resume their normal operations at 06:30 UT on May 6. 

 

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