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
16 October 2017
Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite - the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe - is in excellent health.
The satellite will use its state-of-the-art Tropomi instrument to monitor our atmosphere, mapping a multitude of gases that affect the air we breathe, our climate and human health.
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