29 September 2017 Sentinel-5 instrument: status of design, performance, and development
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The Sentinel-5 instrument is currently under development by a consortium led by Airbus Defence and Space in the frame of the European Union Copernicus program. It is a customer furnished item to the MetOp Second Generation satellite platform, which will provide operational meteorological data for the coming decades. Mission objective of the Sentinel-5 is to monitor the composition of the Earth atmosphere for Copernicus Atmosphere Services by taking measurements of trace gases and aerosols impacting air quality and climate with high resolution and daily global coverage. Therefore the Sentinel-5 provides five dispersive spectrometers covering the UV-VIS (270…500 nm), NIR (685 …773 nm) and SWIR (1590…1675 and 2305…2385 nm) spectral bands with resolutions ≤1nm. Spatially the Sentinel-5 provides a 108° field of view with a ground sampling of 7.5 x 7 km2 at Nadir. The development program is post PDR and the build-up of the industrial team is finalised. We report on the instrument architecture and design derived from the driving requirements, the predicted instrument performance, and the general status of the program.
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T. Gühne, T. Gühne, C. Keim, C. Keim, P. Bartsch, P. Bartsch, S. Weiß, S. Weiß, M. Melf, M. Melf, W. Seefelder, W. Seefelder, } "Sentinel-5 instrument: status of design, performance, and development", Proc. SPIE 10423, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI, 1042309 (29 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278564; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278564
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