Physikalisch-Metorologisches Observatorium Davos -- World Radiation Center pmod-wrc

Technical data


ProjectstartApril 2003
Projectbudget860'000 Euro
Instrument deliveryMärz 2007
Launch2. November 2009
Instrument Power Consumption3.2 Watt
Dimension315 x 220 x 80 mm
Data Rate20 kByte/per Orbit
  • 121.6 nm (Lyman alpha, interference filter)
  • 200-220 nm (Herzberg interference filter)
  • 17-70 nm (Aluminium filter)
  • 1-20 nm (Zirconium filter)


Launch2 November 2009 (auxiliary passenger of SMOS)
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
OrbitAltitude between 700 and 800 km, Sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.298 degrees
Attitude controlSun-pointing with automatic manoeuvring
Nominal life2 years
Size600 mm x 700 mm x 850 mm
Mass130 kg
Power consumption5386 watts
RFS-band, 64 kbit/s uplink; 1 Mbit/s downlink
Number of scientific experiments4
Developed byEuropean consortium led by Verhaert Design and Development NV (BE), a subsidiary of QinetiQ (UK).


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Filter head Vibration test at Contrave Space in Oerlikon Satellite integration at Verhaert Space System in Belgium LYRA integrated at the satellite
Partly assembled instrument Fully assembled instrument PROBA-2 in space LYRA integrated at the satellite
LYRA internal analog to digital converters The ROCKOT launch system ready to go Transportation to the launch pad in Plesetsk, Russia. Left the upper composite containing PROBA-2 and SMOS

Further information

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