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Satellite details
Acronym SMAP
Full name Soil Moisture Active-Passive
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the SMAP programme.
  • Main missions: Hydrology, specifically soil moisture.
Mass at launch 1122 kg Dry mass 1042 kg
Power 1351 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA JPL and/or GSFC.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 685 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 31 Jan 2015 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2021-06-14
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SMAP

Acronym Full name
SMAP Soil Moisture Active-Passive (intended as payload)
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