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The SENTINEL-5 mission is part of the European Earth observation programme Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). Within the COPERNICUS Space Component programme, the main objective of the SENTINEL-5 mission is to globally monitor key air quality trace gases and aerosols in support of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) at high spatial resolution and with a daily global revisit time. This service will provide coherent information on atmospheric variables in support of European policies for the benefit of European citizens. Services proposed will cover ozone and surface UV, air quality, and climate applications. SENTINEL-5 is focused on air quality and composition-climate interaction with the main data products being O3, NO2, SO2, HCHO, CO, CH4 and aerosol optical depth.

 

As part of EPS-SG system, SENTINEL-5 will contribute to the continuous and improved availability of operational meteorological observations from polar orbit and thus increase Europe's capability for long-term climate monitoring.