Airbus-built Sentinel-5P satellite left Airbus Stevenage facility to reach its launch site© Max Alexander 2017; Please credit Max Alexander/Airbus
Sentinel-5 Precursor – a ESA/Kingdom of the Netherlands mission for the European Copernicus Programme – was built by Airbus on an Astrobus-M platform carrying the tropospheric ozone monitoring instrument TROPOMI. Sentinel-5 Precursor is the 1st Copernicus satellite dedicated to monitoring atmospheric chemistry.
Airbus is building Biomass, the 1st P-band radar in space that will measure the amount of biomass and carbon locked in the world’s forests and how this changes over time. It will provide support to United Nations treaties, notably the Reduction of Emissions due to Deforestation and Forest Degradation.