Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 | 07:30 - 08:15 GMT | 08:30 - 09:15 CET
Replay: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 | 16:00 - 16:50 GMT | 17:00 - 17:50 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
SMOS, ESA's "water mission" Satellite, has been in orbit for a decade now.
This remarkable satellite has not only exceeded its planned life in orbit, but also surpassed its original scientific goals.
It was designed to deliver data on soil moisture and ocean salinity which are both crucial components of Earth’s water cycle.
By consistently mapping these variables, SMOS is not only advancing our understanding of the water cycle and the exchange processes between Earth’s surface and the atmosphere, but is also helping to improve weather forecasts and contributing to climate research as well as contributing to a growing number practical everyday applications.
The A&B Roll includes interviews of :
Yann Kerr, Principal Investigator SMOS programme, CNES in English & French
Lars Kaleschke, Climate Researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute in English & German
Patricia De Rosnay, Senior Scientist, ECMWF in English & French
Jacquelline Boutin, Research Director, CNRS in English
Nicolas Reul, Laboratory of Spatial Oceanography, IFREMER in English & French
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/SMOS
Preview and download:
SMOS 10 YEARS FINAL.docx
Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.