Aug 27 – 29, 2018
Paris, France
Europe/Paris timezone

Building on the heritage of PROBA2/LYRA for future small-sat missions

Aug 28, 2018, 11:00 AM
Charpak room (Paris, France)

Charpak room

Paris, France

Pierre and Marie Curie campus Sorbonne University
talk Session 2: Results from recent space missions Session 2: Results from recent space missions


Marie Dominique (ROB)


PROBA2 is an ESA micro-sat that hosts two solar instruments: SWAP, an EUV telescope, and LYRA, a radiometer observing the Sun in four bandpasses spanning the XUV to MUV range. LYRA primary objectives are the monitoring of solar activity for space weather purposes and the analysis of solar flares, but it has also been used in other specific contexts such as the determination of O+N2 densities in the Earth atmosphere by exploiting the occultation measurements. In this talk, we will discuss how small satellites can be used to complement/pursue the main LYRA observations.

Primary author


Dr Athanassios Katsiyannis (Royal Observatory of Belgium) David Berghmans (Royal Observatory of Belgiunm) Dr Ed Thiemann (LASP, University of Colorado) Mr Ingolf Dammasch (Royal Observatory of Belgium) Dr Laurence Wauters (ROB)

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