What is Sentinel-5P?
24 April 2020
Lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus have been recently linked with cleaner air quality over Europe and China. New images, from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus programme, now show some cities across India seeing levels drop by around 40–50% owing to its nationwide quarantine.
16 April 2020
Further analyses are showing the continued low levels of nitrogen dioxide concentrations across Europe – coinciding with lockdown measures implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus. New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus programme, show some cities seeing levels fall by 45—50% compared to the same period last year.
Launch Date: 13 October 2017
Operational lifespan: 7 years
The Sentinel-5 Precursor objectives are to provide operational space-borne observations in support to the operational monitoring of:
It will provide measurements of:
Orbit Type: Sun-synchronous, polar
The TROPOMI instrument is a UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR push-broom grating spectrometer.
Prime Contractor: Airbus Defence & Space