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 new site.

News

PROBA2 data flow interrupted

As a result of P2SC system upgrades that were performed on November 9, the processing of LYRA and SWAP data is currently interrupted.

Both instruments are in good health and still collecting data. This data is being received from the satellite and stored securely on ground.

We will process all archives as soon as possible and put the resulting files online when they are ready.

Solar eclipse on October 25, 2022

The second solar eclipse of the year has occurred! On October 25 the Moon passed in front of the Sun once more. This was a special eclipse to us, as it was visible as a partial eclipse from PROBA2’s home country, Belgium. 

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