Earth Observation Mission News
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus
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.
This new mission promises to image air pollutants in more detail than ever before. And, while these first results demonstrate the sophistication of the satellite's instrument, they certainly bring the issue of air pollution sharply into focus.
Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by KNMI/ESA - Sentinel-5P sees nitrogen dioxide over Europe