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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SMOS -
Full Name Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission) Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies ESA, CDTI, CNES Launch Date 02 Nov 2009
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 36036 (TLE)
International Designator 2009-059A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.075 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.44 deg
Orbit Altitude 758 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle 23 days
Objectives and Applications Overall objectives are to provide global observations of two crucial variables for modelling the weather and climate, soil moisture and ocean salinity. It will also monitor the vegetation water content, snow cover and ice structure.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSoil moisture MIRAS (SMOS)
OceanOcean Salinity MIRAS (SMOS)
Mission Instruments
MIRAS (SMOS) - Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 20 )
ESA Sea Surface Salinity Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Surface_Salinity_cci): Monthly sea surface s ...
ESA Sea Surface Salinity Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Surface_Salinity_cci): Weekly sea surface sa ...
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED product, Version 06.1
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Experimental Break-Adjusted COMBINE ...
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.2
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE product, Version 06.1
Multi-Mission Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Salinity Global Dataset V1
Multi-Mission Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Salinity Global Dataset V1
Multi-Mission Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Salinity Global Monthly Dataset V1

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