The Sentinel-5 Precursor mission is a joint initiative between ESA and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, represented by the Netherlands Space Office NSO. The mission consists of one satellite carrying the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR instrument.
The main objective of the Sentinel-5P mission is to perform atmospheric measurements, with high spatio-temporal resolution, relating to air quality, climate forcing, ozone and UV radiation.
The satellite was successfully launched on 13 October 2017 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia.
The Sentinel-5P Mission Guide provides a high-level description of the mission objectives, satellite and ground segment. It also provides an introduction to heritage missions, thematic areas and services, orbit characteristics and coverage, instrument payloads, and data products.
The Mission Guide contains:
Special Feature on Sentinel-5P
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus
01 December 2017
Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus satellite is set to take the task of monitoring air quality into a new era.
This new mission promises to image air pollutants in more detail than ever before. And, while these first results demonstrate the sophistication of the satellite's instrument, they certainly bring the issue of air pollution sharply into focus.