The Pine Island Glacier is one of Antarctica's largest ice streams. It drains 5 - 10% of West-Antarctica's ice sheets and is the continent's fastest melting glacier.
FEBRUARY 2020 - GREECE
This PROBA-V image of 24 October 2019 shows Tessaloniki. Greece's third largest city with more than 800,000 inhabitants in its agglomeration.
MARCH 2020 - ALGERIA
This 100 m false-color image of 9 March 2016 shows a dynamic variety of mountains, sand dunes and wadis in the southern Algerian Sahara desert.
APRIL 2020 - ROMANIA
The Danube is Europe's second largest river (2,850km), originates in south-western germany and flows through ten European countries before draining into the Black Sea.
MAY 2020 - MEXICO
Monterrey is the capital of Mexico's northeastern state of Nueva León. The city's metropolitan area is visible in the lower-right part of the image.
JUNE 2020 - RUSSIA
The Lena Delta extents over 30,000 km². This false-clor 100 M image of 16 June 2018 shows the delta with its numerous lakes, ponds and river branches in the eastern part.
JULY 2020 - ATLANTIC OCEAN
Von Kármán vortices are caused when a stable fluid flow is obstructed by an object.
AUGUST 2020 - CANARY ISLANDS
The Canary Islands are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean just off the northwest-African coast.
SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUSTRALIA
Bushfires frequently occur during the hot and dry Australian summer season.
OCTOBER 2020 - TEXAS, USA
This 100 m image of 26 September 2019 shows a delicate interplay of agriculture fields, both circular (pivot irrigation) and rectangular, near Denver city in Texas.
NOVEMBER 2020 - CONGO
On 3 september 2019 PROBA-V captured Lake Mweru, a freshwater lake at the border of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
DECEMBER 2020 - CHILI
The Andes is a mountain range that extents over 7,000 km, thereby being the world's longest continental mountain range.
PROBA-V: What's next?
Unfortunately all good stories come to an end, even so for PROBA-V. After more than 6 year of operations of this “gap filler” satellite between SPOT-VEGETATION and Sentinel-3, 2020 marks the end of the operational mission.
PROBA-V’s operational lifetime will run until June 30, 2020. This means all daily and 10-daily products will be guaranteed in near-real-time until that date. Let’s give you a short update on what will change the upcoming months, before and after June 2020.