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ESA contribution to the GMES atmosphere monitoring missions
Author(s): G. Bazalgette Courrèges-Lacoste; M. Arcioni; Y. J. Meijer; J.-L. Bézy; P. Bensi; J. Langen
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Paper Abstract

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 and Sentinel-5 the low Earth orbiting part. The two missions are planned to be launched respectively on-board EUMETSAT's METEOSAT Third Generation (MTG) and Post-EPS satellites. Furthermore, a precursor for Sentinel-5 is needed to bridge between the current research missions (ENVISAT, EOS Aura) and Sentinel-5. This paper presents an overview of the GMES Sentinels-4 and -5 (precursor) missions, which have been assessed at Phase-0 level. It will describe the targetted services and key requirements, and outline the main aspects of the candidate implementation concepts now available at completion of Phase-0. It mainly focuses onto the Sentinel-5 precursor mission and the Sentinel-4 mission, highlights the resulting instrument concepts and establishes the critical technologies identified at completion of Phase-0.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71060D (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800224
Show Author Affiliations
G. Bazalgette Courrèges-Lacoste, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
M. Arcioni, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Y. J. 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. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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