The preparations of ESA’s latest Earth observation satellite Sentinel-5P, also known as Sentinel-5 Precursor, are finished and the satellite has been shipped to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia for launch in October 2017.
Sentinel-5P will ensure continued data gathering on Earth’s atmosphere and is the intermediary satellite to fill the gap between the past generation of atmospheric monitoring satellites and the future generation of Sentinel-4 and 5 which will be launched early in the next decade. Sentinel-5P is part of Copernicus, the world’s largest environmental monitoring programme which is operated by the European Commission.
This video contains interviews with :
Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth observation programmes, ESA (in English and German)
Kevin McMullan Sentinel-5P Project Manager, ESA (in English)
Claus Zehner Sentinel-5P Mission Manager, ESA (in English)