PROBA-V Ready for 2020
In the more than 6 years that PROBA-V has been operational, it has captured numerous images of the Earth: land surfaces, urban areas, coastal regions, as well as natural events and phenomena.
The year 2020 will mark PROBA-V’s transition from providing operational land surface monitoring observations (through April 2020) into a scientific experimental phase of 2 – 3 years. The experiments that will be performed include among others observing a given location at multiple viewing directions and research on nighttime observations of urban areas.
In addition, a first PROBA-V cubesat companion will be launched in the second half of 2020. These cubesats will complement and expand the PROBA-V observations in the visible to thermal domain and will facilitate for example land surface temperature and water stress research.
After PROBA-V’s operational phase, the entire data series will be reprocessed into Collection 2, including major improvements to the cloud detection and atmospheric correction.
We are excited about PROBA-V’s new phase and will keep you up-to-date on the upcoming changes. In the meantime, you can enjoy our new PROBA-V calendar 2020, available for you to download and use as desktop background images.
Enjoy the end of 2019 and wish you all a peaceful Christmas holiday.