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Full Name Soil Moisture Active Passive Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NASA, CSA Launch Date 31 Jan 2015
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 40376 (TLE)
International Designator 2015-003A
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 8 days
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)
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 93 )
ABoVE: Active Layer Thickness from Remote Sensing Permafrost Model, Alaska, 2001-2015
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 05.3
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 05.3
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE product, Version 06.1

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