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Sentinel 5P



Sentinel 5 Precursor, or Sentinel-5p, is a small scientific satellite that will contribute to the Europe’s Copernicus programme, dedicated to Earth science and observation. Sentinel-5p will focus on the planet’s atmosphere, detecting and monitoring trace gases in the troposphere – the lowest region of Earth’s atmosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 42969
  • Sentinel5P

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-10-13
Launch Vehicle: Rokot/Breeze-KM
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 900 kg

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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