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Author(s): J. Irizar; M. Melf; P. Bartsch; J. Koehler; S. Weiss; R. Greinacher; M. Erdmann; V. Kirschner; A. Perez Albinana; D. Martin

Paper Abstract

Sentinel-5/UVNS instrument is an Earth atmospheric monitoring spectrometer developed within the Copernicus program. The mission objective is to monitor the chemical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere on a daily basis. Airbus Defense and Space GmbH acts as the prime contractor for the instrument under a European Space Agency contract.

The current paper will focus on four themes. First it will provide a brief historical and technical overview of the Sentinel-5/UVNS instrument. Second, the key design drivers will be described. Third, the key optical technologies carried on board the instrument will be elaborated. Finally, the paper concludes with a short look at the current state of the instrument’s development cycle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 1118004 (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535923
Show Author Affiliations
J. Irizar, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
M. Melf, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
P. Bartsch, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
J. Koehler, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
S. Weiss, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
R. Greinacher, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
M. Erdmann, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
V. Kirschner, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
A. Perez Albinana, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
D. Martin, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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