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Proba-V Collection 1 - Re-processing completed

10 February 2017

As announced in December last year, a full reprocessing of the Proba-V archive was launched during the summer of 2016 to further improve the Proba-V datasets.

We are pleased to inform users that the reprocessing campaign has now been completed.

The new Collection 1 (C1) dataset includes significant quality improvements with respect to the previous data version Collection 0 (C0):

  • Updated Cloud detection
  • Re-fined radiometric calibration parameters
  • Release of the intermediate L2a products
  • Meta data compliancy to Climate and Forecasting conventions (v1.6)

The Proba-V products are available with a resolution of 1km, 300 m and 100m. The detailed description of the product format is reported in the Product Specification document.

The new C1 dataset is identified by the version number "V101", replacing the old "V001" used previously. Online access to the current collection (C0) will be discontinued by the end of February 2017.

More detailed information on all changes implemented with the reprocessing campaign can be found in the online Products User Manual.

Access to Proba-V products is available through the Product Distribution Portal.

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First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser

 12 June 2017

With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
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The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.