Welcome to the webpage of the Level 1 Processor Prototype (L1PP) for the SMOS mission

Simulated seasonal soil moisture maps data. Credit: AOES Medialab
Simulated seasonal
soil moisture
maps data.
Credit:AOES Medialab

The SMOS (Soil Moisture & Ocean Salinity) mission is an ESA satellite that has been designed to observe soil moisture over the Earth's landmasses and salinity over the oceans. Soil moisture data are urgently required for hydrological studies and data on ocean salinity are vital for improving our understanding of the climate of the planet.

SMOS was successfully launched on November 2nd 2009 and it is the second Earth Explorer mission to be developed as part of ESA's Living Planet Programme.

This webpage is dedicated to provide information to the SMOS scientific and technical communities about the Level 1 Processor Prototype (L1PP) of the mission. This prototype has been developed by Deimos Engenharia and Critical Software from Portugal under contract of ESA and EADS CASA Espacio.

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