It looks like a small ‘Borg-Cube’, but its actually a satellite. Completely human in origin.
Its mission is to scan the earths vegetation and much more.
The ‘V’ in its name stands for Vegetation: Proba-V will fly a reduced-mass version of the Vegetation instrument currently on board the Spot satellites to provide a daily overview of global vegetation growth.
ESA’s microsatellite is now fully assembled and midway through testing to ensure it is fully spaceworthy. The miniature Earth-observer, designed to chart global vegetation every two days, will be launched in April.