Ready to assume control of Sentinel-5P
10 October 2017
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space.
A ‘team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P.
They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russia.
Top story on Copernicus
01 December 2017
Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution.
Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus satellite is set to take the task of monitoring air quality into a new era.
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