Earth Observation Mission News
ESA’s Optics Lab runs tests for the EU’s Copernicus Sentinel-5P payload
12 October 2017
ESA's Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality, equipped with a suite of specialised laboratories and expert personnel, applied their expertise to help verify Sentinel-5P's air-monitoring instrument would perform as planned.
The Sentinel-5P mission is the first of a series of atmospheric chemistry missions to be launched within the European Commission's Copernicus programme. It is expected to provide continuity in the availability of global atmospheric data products between its predecessor missions, SCIAMACHY (Envisat) and OMI (NASA-Aura), and the future Sentinel-4 and -5 missions.
Image credit: TNO, Airbus DS-NL - Tropomi instrument