Latest Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite Stories

2010-11-02 14:44:00

A year ago today, ESA's SMOS satellite was launched to improve our knowledge of the water cycle.

2010-10-06 14:41:06

The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday it launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to shut down illicit radio and TV transmissions that have interfered with their SMOS climate satellite.

2010-09-03 10:01:01

ESA's SMOS water mission has taken another step forward by demonstrating that it will lead to a better understanding of ocean circulation.

2010-08-17 11:15:00

SMOS, Europe's "water satellite", which can sense the wetness of soils, is helping to provide "a different perspective on the floods in Pakistan."

2010-06-30 13:05:00

Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational.

2010-05-21 10:55:00

ESA's SMOS satellite completed its six-month commissioning this week and formally began operational life.

2010-05-14 09:32:19

As ESA's SMOS mission nears the end of its commissioning, a new network will provide harmonized global datasets of soil moisture measurements collected from the ground, ensuring the data received from space are as accurate as possible.

2010-05-05 10:55:00

Despite continued interference issues, Europe’s SMOS satellite is transmitting valuable new data on the way water is cycled across the globe.

2010-04-13 08:25:00

ESA's CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite's sophisticated radar instrument for the first time.

2010-04-09 12:37:10

ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.