VENµS: A Joint French Israeli Earth Observation Scientific Mission with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Capabilities Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT–A recent initiative of the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and the French space agency (CNES) is aimed at developing, manufacturing, and operating a new Earth observing satellite calledVegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro- Satellite'(VENµS). The satellite is planned to be launched in early 2009, and the scientific mission should last at least two years. The general mission objectives are the provision of data for scientific studies dealing with the monitoring, analysis, and modelling of land …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006