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Sentinel-5: the new generation European operational atmospheric chemistry mission in polar orbit
Author(s): Abelardo Pérez Albiñana; Matthias Erdmann; Norrie Wright; Didier Martin; Markus Melf; Peter Bartsch; Wolfgang Seefelder
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Paper Abstract

Sentinel-5 is an Earth Observation instrument to be flown on the Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG) satellites with the fundamental objective of monitoring atmospheric composition from polar orbit. The Sentinel-5 instrument consists of five spectrometers to measure the solar spectral radiance backscattered by the earth atmosphere in five bands within the UV (270nm) to SWIR (2385nm) spectral range. Data provided by Sentinel-5 will allow obtaining the distribution of important atmospheric constituents such as ozone, on a global daily basis and at a finer spatial resolution than its precursor instruments on the first generation of Metop satellites. The launch of the first Metop-SG satellite is foreseen for 2021. The Sentinel-5 instrument is being developed by Airbus DS under contract to the European Space Agency. The Sentinel-5 mission is part of the Space Component of the Copernicus programme, a joint initiative by ESA, EUMETSAT and the European Commission. The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Sentinel-5 development was successfully completed in 2015. This paper provides a description of the Sentinel-5 instrument design and data calibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10403, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV, 104030P (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2268875
Show Author Affiliations
Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Matthias Erdmann, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Norrie Wright, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Didier Martin, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Markus Melf, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)
Peter Bartsch, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)
Wolfgang Seefelder, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10403:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV
Marija Strojnik; Maureen S. Kirk, Editor(s)

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