New Copernicus Sentinel App release takes users into deeper discovery journey through Sentinel missions
The Solenix-led Consortium rolled out an update bringing a new set of features to the App
Available from the 1st of April, the new version of the Copernicus Sentinel App comes with a brand-new set of features offering an upgraded experience to those who want to have an overview on the Copernicus Sentinels, the EU’s constellation of satellites specifically dedicated to the operational needs of the Copernicus Programme, the Earth Observation programme headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).
The new release introduces products for S-5P, a precursor satellite mission performing atmospheric monitoring. Just like for other satellites, users can:
- track the sentinel satellite in real time, move the sentinel along its orbit, display future acquisitions and visualize when the satellite downloads the data to the Ground Station;
- search for and browse products in a specific point over the 3D globe, visualize the latest product acquired from the satellite and get a notification when a new product is available;
- visualize case studies on what the mission has achieved so far for the benefit of society;
- interact with the sentinel 3D model and its main components;
- read latest news, watch videos and visualize statistical info about the products.
In addition to this, with the more user-friendly ‘Map Layers’ menu option users can now also easily manage the visualization of the layers over the 3D globe and optionally display the atmosphere and day/night effect, the elevation model, the name of places and the constellations.
Launched back in 2014, the app managed to raise the interest both of the scientific community and the general public. Such a success is the result of the fruitful collaboration of a Consortium led by Solenix and composed by Progressive Systems, Qualteh JR, Terrasigna and GISAT, started under the ESA-EU financed contract for “Social Media and Mobile Applications Development for Earth Observation Ground Segment and Mission Operations” and currently ongoing under the “Maintenance and Evolution of the Copernicus Apps for Mobile Devices” contract, financed by the EU.
The new release of the Copernicus Sentinel App is now available worldwide and free of charge for iOS on the App Store and for Android on Google Play. Other updates are currently under development to ensure an ever-improving user experience.
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