TROPOMI on board the Sentinel 5 Precursor (S5P) is in Operational Mode.
The TROPOMI instrument was successfully launched on 13 October 2017 at 11:27 CEST/09:27 UTC is now in nominal, operational mode after successful completion of a series of important calibration and instrument tests during the six-month Commissioning Phase that concluded at the end of April 2018. Here below, one of the first RGB images produced from TROPOMI data for 13 November 2017, click here for today's image (Image credit: KNMI). The first set of data products was publically released in mid-July 2018, additional datasets were released later in 2018 and in the beginning of 2019.
NOTICE of Operational Change:
We are pleased to announce that a changed in the Copernicus Sentinel 5P operations scenario with an increased spatial resolution from 7km to 5.5 km along track for all measurements, is in preparation and planned to become operational starting from 6 August 2019. This scenario has been successfully tested during the Copernicus Sentinel 5P Commissioning Phase and it was recommended during the IOCR (In-Orbit Commissioning Review) to be implemented during the operational phase. It is expected that this improved spatial resolution will enable better exploitation of the measurements for air quality monitoring. Users should take note that the data volume will increase by about 20%. In order to perform functional tests on tools and applications, sample data products with the improved resolution are available on the Open Access Hub.
Instrument and Data Status
A calendar summarizing important mission events and instrument-wide anomalies can be found 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.