Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Sentinels Mission
Entry ID: ESA_SENTINEL_PLACEHOLDER

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: ESA's Earth Observing Missions, http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMTOMASS2G_index_0_m.html ]

Based on over 30 years of experience developing and implementing Earth observation satellites, ESA is developing five new missions called Sentinels specifically for the operational needs of the joint European Commission-ESA GMES programme. The Sentinels will not replace nor duplicate satellites that are planned as national initiatives, but will rather complement these capacities. Each Sentinel mission is based on a constellation of two satellites to fulfil revist and coverage requirements to provide robust datasets for GMES Services.

+ Sentinel-1 - Planned for launch in 2011

Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging mission for GMES land and ocean services.

+ Sentinel-2 - Planned for launch in 2012

Sentinel-2 is a polar-orbiting, multispectral high-resolution imaging mission for GMES land monitoring to provide, for example, imagery of vegetation, soil and water cover, inland waterways and coastal areas. Sentinel-2 will also provide information for emergency services.

+ Sentinel-3 - Planned for launch in 2013

Sentinel-3 is a multi-instrument mission to determine parameters such as sea-surface topography, sea- and land-surface temperature, ocean colour and land colour with high-end accuracy and reliability.

+ Sentinel-4 - Planned for launch in 2017

Sentinel-4 is a payload devoted to atmospheric monitoring that will be embarked upon a Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellite in geostationary orbit.

+ Sentinel-5

Sentinel-5 is a payload will be embarked on a post-EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) spacecraft and launched in 2019. A Sentinel-5 precursor mission is planned to launch in 2014, to avoid data gaps between Envisat (Sciamachy data in particular) and Sentinel-5. This mission will be devoted to atmospheric monitoring.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Sentinels Project Home Page


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Space Agency (ESA)
Dataset Title: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Sentinels Mission
Dataset Release Date: Planned Mission
Online Resource: http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMTOMASS2G_index_0_m.html


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ANISOTROPY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC HEATING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >EMISSIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SCATTERING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >TRANSMITTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >LEAF CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >DEGRADATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >ENTRAINMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE SLOPE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >AIRGLOW    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS >VEGETATION WATER CONTENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TORNADOES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
SENTINEL-1    [Information]
SENTINEL-2    [Information]
SENTINEL-3    [Information]


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Data Center
Observing the Earth, European Space Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esa.int/esaEO/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24

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