Global observations of Soil Moisture over land surfaces and Ocean Salinity over the oceans; also characterisation of ice and snow covered surfaces

Launched in:2009
Repeat cycle:3 days
Orbit height:758 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: ESA
Launched 2 November 2009

SMOS websites


ESA - SMOS site
ESA - SMOS technology
ESA Earth Online - SMOS mission
ESA - STEP Science Toolbox Exploration Platform
ESA - SMOS mission summary
ESA - SMOS - How to obtain data

Data ordering

ESA - SMOS data overview
ESA STEP: Toolboxes for Sentinel, SMOS and PROBA-V
ESA Earth Online - Data access
ESA - SMOS Online Dissemination Service

On Board Sensors

MIRAS (Microwave Imaging Radiometer Apeture Synthesis)