Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre

Support to an operational altimetry mission

Sentinel-3 is an Earth Observation Mission to support Copernicus applications providing the following mission products and services:

  • Sea and land surface topography
  • Land and Ocean colour measurements
  • Sea and land surface temperature

isardSAT, within a large European consortium, undertook the Preparation and Operations of the Mission Performance Centre (MPC) for the Surface Topography Mission (STM) of the Copernicus Sentinel-3. isardSAT prepared and executed the Commissioning and Routine Operation Phases, and supported the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) processing, and the instrumental and external calibration and geophysical validation activities. isardSAT also investigated the improvement of the scientific data quality, as well as designed and implemented altimetry data processing algorithms in coastal areas and river basins.





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