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PROBA-2 Launch

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Launch of the PROBA-2 satellite: another success for NGC Aerospace
On November 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 am Greenwich mean time (7:50 pm on November 1st in Sherbrooke), the PROBA-2 satellite began its two-year space journey to accomplish its dual mission of scientific discovery and technology demonstration. Launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, the 130 kg satellite was successfully placed on its sunsynchronous orbit at an altitude of 700 km. PROBA-2, which is the size of a large television and consumes the energy equivalent to a 60 Watt bulb, has four scientific experiments on […]