Launched on 7 May 2013, Proba-V is a miniaturised ESA satellite tasked with a full-scale mission: to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days.
This cloud-free image of France, acquired by Proba-V on 10 July 2015, has a 300 m per pixel resolution and is composed of cloud, shadow, and snow/ice screened observations over a period of 1 day.
France is one of ESA’s 22 member states and hosts ESA Headquarters in Paris.
This picture is part of a set of images which were specifically processed and released on occasion of the launch ESA’s Open Access policy for images, video and data.
Proba-V imagery at 1km resolution is owned by ESA, Proba-V imagery at 300m resolution is owned by Belspo, the Belgian Science Policy Office.
VITO Remote Sensing, processes and distribute Proba-V data to users worldwide on behalf of ESA and Belspo.
Credit: ESA/Belspo – produced by VITO, Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO