This note summarises the quality of the SMOS Level 1 data products generated by the version 620 of the Level 1 Operational Processor (L1OP) and by the version 620 of the Near Real Time (NRT) Processor which have been in operation from 5 May 2015.
Polar Orbit Earth Observation requirements have been considered for the Space Station era. Candidate model payload groupings (both an initial set and an evolutionary growth) have been derived assuming the availability of serviceable permanent polar platforms, e.g. a "morning" platform provided by ESA, and an 11 afternoon" one by NASA.
The proceedings from the Fifth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, which took place at ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 01 to 03 June 1999, are presented here.