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Sentinel-4: the geostationary component of the GMES atmosphere monitoring missions
Author(s): G. Bazalgette Courrèges-Lacoste; M. Arcioni; Y. Meijer; J.-L. Bézy; P. Bensi; J. Langen

Paper Abstract

The implementation of operational atmospheric composition monitoring missions is foreseen in the context of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. Sentinel-4 will address the geostationary observations and Sentinel-5 the low Earth orbit ones. The two missions are planned to be launched on-board Eumetsat’s Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Post-EPS satellites, respectively. This paper presents an overview of the GMES Sentinel- 4 mission, which has been assessed at Phase-0 level. It describes the key requirements and outlines the main aspects of the candidate implementation concepts available at completion of Phase-0. The paper will particularly focus on the observation mode, the estimated performance and the related technology developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10566, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008, 105661Y (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308287
Show Author Affiliations
G. Bazalgette Courrèges-Lacoste, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
M. Arcioni, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Y. Meijer, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
J.-L. Bézy, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
P. Bensi, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
J. Langen, European Space Agency (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10566:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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