|Name||Proba-V Companion CubeSat (PVCC)|
|Units or mass||12U|
|Mass in kg||18 kg|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||ESA (European Space Agency)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Aerospacelab|
Fly a cut-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing Proba-V with plans for constellation.
Fly a cut-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing Proba-V to perform experimental combined observations with its predecessor.
As part of that effort, the Proba-V Companion CubeSat will host a single telescope version of the Vegetation imager, left over from Proba-V development. The two missions will perform joint observations, to evaluate how well the instrument performs on a smaller, lower-cost platform.
Aerospacelab will also gain operational experience to be applied to its planned constellation of geospatial-information-gathering small satellites.
Aerospacelab (prime contractor), VITO (subcontractor, responsible for the user segment), OIP (subcontractor, responsible for providing the Proba-V spare spectral imager), and the support of Swedish Space Corporation for the ground stations in X- and S-bands in complement to the Belgian main ground station in Redu, at the European Space Security and Education Centre.
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Last modified: 2023-06-10
Detailed Proba-V Companion CubeSat entry in the Database
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