SENTINEL-4 is a European Earth observation mission developed to support the European Union Copernicus Programme for monitoring the Earth.
The Space Segment of the SENTINEL-4 mission consists of the ‘UVN' imaging spectrometer instrument, which comprises three main units: the Optical Instrument Module (OIM), the Instrument Control Unit (ICU), and the Scanner Driving Electronics (SDE). Two identical SENTINEL-4 instruments (PFM and FM-2) will be embarked, as Customer Furnished Item (CFI), fully verified qualified and calibrated, respectively onto two geostationary MTG-S satellites which will be operated by EUMETSAT. The MTG-S spacecraft carrying the SENTINEL-4 instrument is illustrated in Figure 1, while the mock-up of the SENTINEL-4 OIM is shown in Figure 2.
The Ground Segment of SENTINEL-4, part of the EUMETSAT MTG Core Ground Segment, comprises the following elements:
Figure 1: Illustration of the MTG-S spacecraft carrying the SENTINEL-4 instrument.
Figure 2: SENTINEL-4 - Mock-up of the Optical Instrument Module (OIM) unit.