Video interviews

Interview Dr. Pepijn Veefkind (TU Delft & KNMI) on TROPOMI, on-board Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P)

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, Dr. Pepijn Veefkind from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) joins the show to discuss the TROPOMI instrument on the Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P) satellite, set for launch on 13 October.

President Obama explains how air pollution affects our planet

President Barack Obama explained the issues related to air quality on the DNews YouTub channel. As an additional surprise, pictures of the OMI EOS-Aura satellite (NO2 maps over China and USA) were shown to support his statements.

See my WebBlog here.

Sentinel-3: Operating the satellites

Hilary Wilson, EUMETSAT’s Sentinel-3 Manager and Kevin Marston, EUMETSAT’s System Operation Manager, take you inside the Sentinel-3 control room to talk about operating Sentinel-3A and soon Sentinel-3B.

See my WebBlog here.

Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P) Launch Event Webcast by ESA -ESTEC 2017


Replay of the launch event at European Space Agency (ESA) technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on 13 October 2017. During the ESA event, a number of the key players in the Copernicus S5P mission discussed building the satellite and its state-of-the-art TROPOMI instrument. Don’t miss the presence of my TU Delft & KNMI colleagues Dr. Pepijn Veefkind & Prof. Dr. Pieternel Levelt.

The event included live feeds from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome – from where Sentinel-5P was launched – as well as from ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany.

In addition, you can watch the S5P liftoff via the ESA YouTube Channel here

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