Latest Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite Stories
A year ago today, ESA's SMOS satellite was launched to improve our knowledge of the water cycle.
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.
ESA's SMOS water mission has taken another step forward by demonstrating that it will lead to a better understanding of ocean circulation.
SMOS, Europe's "water satellite", which can sense the wetness of soils, is helping to provide "a different perspective on the floods in Pakistan."
Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational.
ESA's SMOS satellite completed its six-month commissioning this week and formally began operational life.
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.
Despite continued interference issues, Europeâ€™s SMOS satellite is transmitting valuable new data on the way water is cycled across the globe.
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.
ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions.
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