The Sentinel-3 mission, which is in the focus of this project proposal, is primarily a mission to support services relating to the marine environment, with capability to serve numerous land-, atmospheric- and cryospheric-based application areas. The first Sentinel-3 satellite is expected to launch in 2012, followed by a second so that they work together to provide maximum coverage.
The SEN3EXP campaign combines airborne, satellite and coincident ground activities to provide feedback on key issues related to the Sentinel-3 instrument definition, performance and product quality for the OLCI and SLST instruments. This includes support to
A key campaign requirement is that image data collected during the campaign can be fed into the O-GPP and the SPS. The output data shall also support the L2 product contract through the provision of suitable scenes and test data sets.
- The space segment development of OLCI, SLST hardware definition.
- The ground segment simulation tool development (GPP, SPS, L1b,c).
- L2 and higher processor development,
- Scientific algorithm development
from April 2009 to September 2010