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ESA's Earth-orbiting Proba-2 satellite observed three partial solar eclipses on the morning of 13 September 2015 along with an additional passage of the Moon close to the edge of the Sun.

Proba-2 Views The Sun's Corona

This snapshot of our constantly changing Sun catches looping filaments and energetic eruptions on their outward journey from our star's turbulent surface.

Proba-2 Celebrates Five Years in Orbit

ESA's Proba-2 celebrates five years in orbit today. From technology demonstrator to solar observatory and now space weather platform, the mission has provided triple value to European scientists.

Proba-2 Views Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Three partial solar eclipses are seen in this movie from ESA's Proba-2 Sun-watching satellite as it dipped in and out of the Moon's shadow during yesterday's 'hybrid' solar eclipse. A hybrid eclipse comprises a total solar eclipse and an 'annular eclipse', depending on an observer's viewing location on Earth.

Tomorrow's Total Solar Eclipse

Tomorrow's total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit around Earth.

On Sunday, November 1 at 8:50 p.m. eastern standard time the European Space Agency PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy (Proba-2) satellite will be launched along with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite on a Russian Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. This video shows the arrival of the atellites in Russia and their integration with the Rockot launcher.

ESA Proba-2 Mission Backgrounder

On Sunday, November 1 at 8:50 p.m. eastern standard time the European PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy (Proba-2) satellite will be launched along with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite on a Russian Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. The Proba-2 satellite is part of ESA's in‑orbit technology demonstration programme which are missions dedicated to the demonstration of innovative technologies.

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