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The  Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA) is the element of the ESA Earth Observation ground segment responsible and performing the following activities:

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Algorithm Development

Developing and upgrading the data processing algorithms in order to meet mission requirements and user needs.

Cal/Val 

Calibrating the sensors (through the update of on-board and on-ground configuration data) in order to meet product quality requirements.

Validating the generated products assessing, by independent means, the  quality  of  the  generated EO data  products.

Routine Quality Control

Monitoring routinely the status of the  spacecraft  (payload  and  platform) and  to check if the derived products meet the quality requirements along mission life-time.

The activities related to the SPPA constitute a long and continuous process involving a number of various actors with different competencies and objectives.

 

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ESA's SMOS mission can offer an entirely new perspective on hurricanes and typhoons events. Read more on ESA news here

Stay up-to-date with the ESA SMOS Mission: Newsletter July 2018

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The SMOS Newsletter July 2018 has been published and  it is accessible here

Stay up-to-date with the ESA SMOS Mission: Newsletter December 2017

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The SMOS Newsletter December 2017 has been published and  it is accessible here

Improved SMOS level 2 soil moisture products released to users

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Improved SMOS level 2 soil moisture products v650 released to users. For further information see here