Sentinel-5P

Sentinel-5P is a precursor satellite mission that aims to bridge the between the retirement of the Envisat satellite and NASA's Aura mission, and the launch of Sentinel-5. Its instrument is an ultraviolet, visible, near and short-wavelength infrared spectrometer which is used to monitor ozone, methane, formaldehyde, aerosol, carbon monoxide, NO2 and SO2 in the atmosphere. Sentinel-5P is therewith used to measure and monitor air quality, ozone and surface UV and climate.The satellite was built as a joint venture between the Netherlands Space Office, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Netherlands Organisation for Apploed Scientific Research and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands.

Launch Date: 

13/10/2017

Life span: 

7years

Orbit type: 

Polar
Sun synchronous

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The Senintel-5P carries an ultraviolet, visible, near and short-wavelength infrared spectrometer which is used to monitor clouds, ozone, methane, formaldehyde, aerosol, carbon monoxide, NO2 and SO2 in the atmosphere.

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