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Sentinel-3A: first commissioning results of its optical payload
Author(s): J. Nieke; C. Mavrocordatos; B. Berruti
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Paper Abstract

The Sentinel-3A satellite, the first of a series of four satellites from the European Commission’s Copernicus Programme, was launched on the 16th of February 2016. Sentinel-3 is a multi-instrument mission to measure sea-surface topography, sea- and land-surface temperature, ocean colour and land colour to support ocean forecasting systems, as well as environmental and climate monitoring. The presentation will focus on Sentinel-3 optical instruments, namely the Ocean Land Colour Imager (OLCI) and the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR). The results of the five-month commissioning phase (concluded in July 2016) are presented. The Level-1 product quality is presented as well as preliminary verification and validation results of the Level-2 ocean products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10000, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XX, 100000E (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247530
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J. Nieke, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
C. Mavrocordatos, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
B. Berruti, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10000:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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