SATELLITES

Sentinel-1

As a constellation of two polar-orbiting satellites they carry a 12 m-long advanced synthetic aperture radar (SAR), working in C-band. The advantage of radar as a remote sensing tool is that it can image Earth’s surface through rain and cloud, and regardless of whether it is day or night. This is particularly useful for monitoring areas prone to long periods of darkness – such as the Arctic – or providing imagery for emergency response during extreme weather conditions. Read more

Sentinel-1

Sentinel-2

Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation. The combination of high resolution, novel spectral capabilities, a swath width of 290 km and frequent revisit times provides unprecedented views of Earth. Read more

Sentinel-2

Sentinel-3

Sentinel-3 will measure systematically Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large-scale global dynamics. It will provide essential information in near-real time for ocean and weather forecasting by measuring sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface color with high accuracy and reliability. Read more

Sentinel-3

proba-v

PROBA-V was developed as both a follow-up to the 15-year SPOT-VEGETATION mission, as well as a preparation for the recently launced ESA Sentinel-3 land and ocean observation satellite mission. The SPOT-VEGETATION mission provided essential information on e.g. crop yields, droughts, and deforestation to a broad user community. Read more

PROBA-V

spot-vegetation

The VEGETATION sensor on board of the SPOT4/5 satellites was designed to deliver data of terrestrial vegetation cover through remote sensing, at regional to global scales using the radiometric camera in 4 spectral bands. Read more

SPOT-VEGETATION