TROPOMI on board the Sentinel 5 Precursor (S5P) was successfully launched on 13 October 2017 at 11:27 CEST/09:27 UTC.
The TROPOMI instrument was launched from Plesetsk, Russia in Siberia (click here for video) and shortly thereafter successful contact was made with S5P. Now the instrument will go through many important design and calibration tests in flight as the Commissioning Phase progresses. In future, the most recent global RGB image from TROPOMI, like this one shown below from VIIRS on 22 May 2013 (from Jackson et al., JGR, 2013) and a table summarizing important mission events and any instrument-wide anomalies affecting the mission will be shown here. All aspects of S5P mission requirements for quality control, calibration, validation, and end-to-end system performance monitoring are addressed by the so-called S5P Mission Performance Centre (MPC), further described here.