30 August 2017 Sentinel-5: the new generation European operational atmospheric chemistry mission in polar orbit
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Sentinel-5 is an Earth Observation instrument to be flown on the Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG) satellites with the fundamental objective of monitoring atmospheric composition from polar orbit. The Sentinel-5 instrument consists of five spectrometers to measure the solar spectral radiance backscattered by the earth atmosphere in five bands within the UV (270nm) to SWIR (2385nm) spectral range. Data provided by Sentinel-5 will allow obtaining the distribution of important atmospheric constituents such as ozone, on a global daily basis and at a finer spatial resolution than its precursor instruments on the first generation of Metop satellites. The launch of the first Metop-SG satellite is foreseen for 2021. The Sentinel-5 instrument is being developed by Airbus DS under contract to the European Space Agency. The Sentinel-5 mission is part of the Space Component of the Copernicus programme, a joint initiative by ESA, EUMETSAT and the European Commission. The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Sentinel-5 development was successfully completed in 2015. This paper provides a description of the Sentinel-5 instrument design and data calibration.
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Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, Abelardo Pérez Albiñana, Matthias Erdmann, Matthias Erdmann, Norrie Wright, Norrie Wright, Didier Martin, Didier Martin, Markus Melf, Markus Melf, Peter Bartsch, Peter Bartsch, Wolfgang Seefelder, Wolfgang Seefelder, } "Sentinel-5: the new generation European operational atmospheric chemistry mission in polar orbit", Proc. SPIE 10403, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV, 104030P (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2268875; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2268875
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