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Vegetation (VGT)

About Vegetation (VGT)

The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer with four spectral bands and a very large swath of 2285 km to guarantee daily coverage above 35° latitude. 

Sensor Parameters
Swath Width2285 km
Spectral Bands

447-493 nm (blue), 610-690 nm (red)

777-893 nm (NIR), 1570-1650 nm SWIR

Ground Sample Distance

VNIR: 100 m at nadir, 360 m at edge of swath

SWIR: 200 m at nadir, 600 m at edge of swath


Data Description

PROBA-V data are available to registered users on the VITO Product Distribution Portal. Find out more about the PROBA-V data collection:

Data Tools

Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP)

The SNAP PROBA-V Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of the VEGETATION instrument.

Vegetation (VGT) Cal/Val

The goal of VGT calibration and validation activities was to verify the accuracy and quality of data the instrument acquired. PROBA-V Cal/Val Plans for the radiometric and geometric calibration can be downloaded.

Vegetation (VGT) Quality Control Reports

Quality Control is monitoring routinely the status of the spacecraft (payload and platform) and to check if the derived products meet the quality requirements along mission life-time. PROBA-V Quality Control Reports are available for Products Availability, Monthly Ground Segment Reports and Quarterly Image Quality Reports.