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PROBA2 timeline

  • November 2, 2:50am (Belgian time): PROBA2 & SMOS launch on board of ROCKOT launcher
  • November 2, 4am: SMOS separation
  • November 2, 6am: PROBA2 separation and injection in sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit
  • November 2->8: PROBA2 week 1: Launch and Early Orbit Phase
  • November 9 -> February: PROBA2 and Payload Commissioning Phase
  • February 2010: start of PROBA2 nominal (and scientific) mission phase
  • May 3, 2010: SWAP & LYRA scientific data available online, Announcement of Guest Investigator Program
  • June 10, 2010: Deadline for proposals in Guest Investigator Program I
  • June 14-16, 2010: First Science Working Team meeting, at La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium
  • September, 2010: First Guest Investigators visit PROBA2 Science Center
  • November, 2010: PROBA2 Mission Extension approved until end 2012
  • February 17-18, 2011: Second Science Working Team meeting, at the Royal Observatory of Belgium
  • April 11, 2011: Second Call for Ideas for PROBA2 Guest Investigator Program is opened
  • June 30, 2011: Deadline for proposals in Guest Investigator Program II
  • July 29, 2011: Third Science Working Team meeting, at the Sun 360 degrees meeting in Kiel
  • July 29, 2011: Selection of Guest Investigators for Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
  • November 2, 2011: PROBA2 2 years in space! Start of the extended mission.
  • November 29, 2011: Fourth Science Working Team meeting, at the ESWW8 meeting
  • May 4, 2012: PROBA2 Science Days (incl. SWT5) at ROB
  • June 30, 2012: Deadline for proposals in Guest Investigator Program III
  • July 31, 2012: Selection of Guest Investigators for Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • November 6, 2012: Sixth Science Working Team meeting, at the ESWW9 meeting
  • November, 2012: SPC decision on PROBA2 Mission Extension until 2014 (or 2016)