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PROBA-V-CC or PVCC (Project for On-Board Autonomy - Vegetation - Companion CubeSat) is a mission that will fly a scaled-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing PROBA-V to conduct combined experimental observations with its predecessor.

Aerospacelab is the prime contractor for the mission with OIP being a subcontractor, responsible for providing the Proba-V spare spectral imager. The satellite is built on a 12U CubeSat

As part of this effort, PROBA-V-CC will house a single telescope version of the Vegetation imager, which was left over from the Proba-V development. The two missions will conduct joint observations to evaluate how well the instrument performs on a smaller, less expensive platform.

Aerospacelab will also gain operational experience that will be applied to its planned constellation of small geospatial satellites.

Nation: Europe
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ESA
Contractors: Aerospacenet (prime); OIP Space Systems (payload)
Equipment: VGT
Configuration: CubeSat (12U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year (design)
Mass: 18 kg
Orbit: 564 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PROBA V-CC (PVCC) 2023-155K 09.10.2023 Ko ELV Vega with THEOS 2, TRITON, PROBA V-CC, CSC 1, 2, MACSAT, ANSER L, F1, F2, ESTCube 2, N3SS, PRETTY


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