1st joint French-Israeli mission
VENµS is a research demonstrator mission for the GMES programme (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). Dedicated to monitoring vegetation, it will lay the foundations of an operational GMES observatory designed to keep track of the environment and manage natural resources.
A programme to monitor vegetation
The mission will also be used to characterize water colour for applications in continental hydrology and coastal oceanography.
CNES is also supplying the superspectral camera and is in charge of the launcher interface.