Today, it’s already 6 years ago that PROBA-V was launched.
The initial foreseen lifetime was 2.5 years, which was quickly extended to 5 years. During these five years, more than 1600 users from 119 nationalities have registered and about 800 TB of data over 540,000 data products were downloaded. Even after 5 years in operations, PROBA-V’s platform performance and data quality are still more than good enough to proceed with its operations.
So, together with celebrating its 6th anniversary, we are also very proud to announce that PROBA-V will continue observing our planet for one more year!
We would also like to congratulate Richard Soppe from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Jeddah.
Richard won our last PROBA-V Where on Earth quiz in which we shared an image of the Dahlak archipelago near the Eritrean mainland.
Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to Richard.