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