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 has successfully completed a series of important calibration and instrument tests during the six-month Commissioning Phase which concluded at the end of April 2018. The instrument is now in nominal, operational mode. Here below, one of the first RGB images produced from TROPOMI data for 13 November 2017 (Image credit: KNMI).
A table summarizing important mission events and instrument-wide anomalies affecting the mission is shown here below. 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.
|Orbits affected||Type of event or anomaly||Result|
|3163 - 3170||Debris avoidance manuever||Missing data|
|2879, 2880||Downlink error||Missing data|