What is Sentinel-5P?
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas pipeline that connects the Urengoy gas field – the second-largest gas field in the world – with Europe.
16 May 2019
Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 8 million premature deaths per year are linked to air pollution, more than double of previous estimates.
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