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Proba-V bridging between Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3


The second Sentinel-3 satellite lifted off from Russia on 25 April. It joined its twin in orbit to provide better worldwide coverage. After the commissioning of Sentinel-3B, the OLCI Image Sensor will capture the full world, in just two days. In terms of spatial detail, the 100 m capabilities of Proba-V fit nicely between the Sentinel-2 eye-catcher and Sentinel-3, making it an ideal complement.

Take this image from Oregon, the USA as an example. The 100 m Proba-V background image nicely captured the forestry activities shown as the checkered pattern, in 1-mile blocks. The Sentinel-2 is used to zoom even closer in this image.

A combination of multi-scaled datasets, from different EO sensors, such as the Sentinels and Proba-V, is the topic of many studies and analytics platform developments, like those from MULTIPLY Horizon-2020 project, presented as the keynote in the upcoming Proba-V Symposium.

Oregon, USA

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