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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SMAP -
Full Name Soil Moisture Active Passive Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NASA, CSA Launch Date 31 Jan 2015
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jun 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.46 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.12 deg
Orbit Altitude 685 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission life. Global soil moisture and freeze-thaw state mapping.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSoil moisture L-band Radar (SMAP), L-band Radiometer (SMAP)
Mission Instruments
L-band Radar (SMAP) - L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SMAP)
L-band Radiometer (SMAP) - L-band Radiometer (SMAP)
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