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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PROBA-V -
Full Name PROBA-V Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ESA, BELSPO Launch Date 07 May 2013
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date May 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.73 deg
Orbit Altitude 820 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 to 11:30 Repeat Cycle 2 days
Objectives and Applications The PROBA-V mission’s main multispectral imager extends the 15-year dataset of Spot-4 & Spot-5’s Vegetation instrument, delivering global coverage every two days for uses including climate impact assessments, surface water resource management, agricultural monitoring, and food security estimates.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance Vegetation
Vegetation Vegetation
Multi-purpose imagery (land) Vegetation
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) Vegetation
Mission Instruments
Vegetation - Vegetation
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