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The Living Planet Program : Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS)

   
  Introduction
  Objectives and project status
  Characteristics and context
  Participants
   
  Activités
  SMOSREX and LEWIS
  Processor Level 2
  CAL-VAL
  CATDS
  SMOS next
  SMOS_blog, the blog of the CESBIO SMOS team
   
  Documents projet
  CBSA
  ATBD
  SAG
  Technical notes
  Other documents
  Workshops
  Publications
  SMOS DATA PRODUCTS
and associated tools
   
  Simulations SMOS
 
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  resources
  Images/posters/animations
Interviews
  Useful links
 

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For any questions or comments
on this mission, please contact :
Yann Kerr at CESBIO

© Copyright 2009 CESBIO, 
Tous droits réservés

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CESBIO participation to SMOS in-orbit commissioning activities

SMOS in-orbit commissioning as been on track since the succesful launch of the satellite on November 2nd, 2009.

Following accurate injection, payload arms deployment and fine tuning of the orbit, the first period was dedicated to PROTEUS bus.

Full review of platform capability being conducted, after the instrument was switched on on November 17th, 2009, mission commissioning per se was started. After a full functional health check of all calibration and acquisition modes, instrument characterisation has begun in sequences, each of which yielding an improvement in data quality. Only concerns have been with one of the local oscillator, which had to be switched to backup side, and with strong presence of RFI over some specific areas.

Current status is that the instrument is behaving better than expected and studies are being initiated to mitigate RFI impact. For more information, details in real time on the in-orbit are published on the blog: SMOS_blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
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