About the project
Climate change poses great challenges for our planet. To meet these challenges, the European Union has launched Copernicus, an Earth observation programme. Satellites are used to collect data that will enable scientists to gain insights into the environment and security, ranging from air quality forecasts, early detection of droughts and desertification, seawater quality measurements to early warnings of storms. This knowledge helps European service providers, public authorities and other organisations to improve the quality of life of European citizens.
Part of the Copernicus mission is Sentinel-5, an Earth observation satellite that will be launched in 2022. It contains a spectrometer for displaying and measuring various spectra. In order to work reliably, researchers must calibrate each spectrometer regularly.