Dr. Andy Court
- Earth Observation
- Business Development
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Using satellites to monitor the safety and health of our planet is the goal of the European megaproject Copernicus, and it is in this context that the Sentinel-5P satellite is being deployed. Commissioned by the European Commission, the European Space Agency ESA has already put five Sentinel satellites into space, each with a set of electronic eyes to look at the Earth. Sentinel-5P is the latest bud on the Copernicus tree, this time enriched with high-tech from the Dutch soil, brought together in the technological triumph Tropomi. Its mission: to map the Earth’s atmosphere, day in day out, covering every spot on the planet, with unprecedented precision.
“The launch of the Sentinel-5P satellite with the Tropomi instrument is now imminent. TNO is proud of our contribution together with Dutch industry in the design and realisation of Tropomi. This will enable scientists to take the next steps in understanding the atmosphere and environment around the whole globe,” says Andy Court, Business Director Space and Scientific Instrumentation at TNO.
For the original press release of the Netherlands Space Office, one of the commissioning parties of Tropomi, click here.