Proba-V views Great Salt Lake

Proba-V views Great Salt Lake

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26/08/2016 9:14 am

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ESA/Belspo – produced by VITO

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Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere, captured by ESA's Proba-V satellite last June.

Launched on 7 May 2013, Proba-V is a miniaturised ESA satellite – less than a cubic metre – tasked with a full-scale mission: to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days.

Its main camera’s continent-spanning 2250 km swath width collects light in the blue, red, near-infrared and mid-infrared wavebands at 300 m resolution and down to 100 m resolution in its central field of view.

VITO Remote Sensing in Belgium processes and then distributes Proba-V data to users worldwide. An online image gallery highlights some of the mission’s most striking images so far, including views of storms, fires and deforestation.

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