What is Sentinel-5P?
12 March 2019
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.
The Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission has been used to produce global maps of two atmospheric gases responsible for making our world warmer: methane, which is a particularly potent greenhouse gas, and ozone, which is a greenhouse gas and a pollutant in the lower part of the atmosphere. The maps give insight into where these gases are coming from.
Launch Date: 13 October 2017
Operational lifespan: 7 years
The Sentinel-5 Precursor objectives are to provide operational space-borne observations in support to the operational monitoring of:
It will provide measurements of:
Orbit Type: Sun-synchronous, polar
The TROPOMI instrument is a UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR push-broom grating spectrometer.
Prime Contractor: Airbus Defence & Space