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Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

General News

Santiago, Chile, viewed by Proba-V

Viewed in false colour from ESA's Proba-V minisatellite, Chilean capital, Santiago, is among the largest conurbations in South America.

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Operational News

Proba-V global land cover maps released

Copernicus Global Land Service team have released their new set of global land cover layers for the year 2015.

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General News

New Zealand's South Island imaged by Proba-V

The snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps stretch more than 500 km northeast to southwest across New Zealand's South Island, imaged by Proba-V.

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General News

Proba-V celebrates six years in orbit

The joint ESA / VITO PROBA-V satellite mission was launched six years ago on 7 May 2013 to continue the 15 year legacy of SPOT-VEGETATION.

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General News

Proba-V view of Galápagos

A Proba-V view of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve.

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Scientific Highlights

Proba-V 2018-2019 Antarctica data now available

For the second consecutive austral summer season, Proba-V observed Antarctica and its ongoing changes.

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Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

Earth Watch


The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

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ACTIVITY - Fiducial Reference Measurements

FRM4VEG: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Vegetation

Fiducial Reference Measurements for Vegetation (FRM4VEG) is an ESA managed project focused on establishing the protocols required for traceable in-situ measurements of vegetation Read more


Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Technical Note

1 Mar 2019

Proba-V Cal-Val Plan IQC

Proba-V Cal/Val Plan IQC  ??? Radiometric Calibration/Validation Plan for Commissioning and Operational Phase Download