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Status: Operational 2015. First Launch: 2015-01-31. Last Launch: 2015-01-31. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 944 kg (2,081 lb).
Sun synchronous orbit; 0600 GMT local time of the descending node.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, carried a 6-m L-band antenna for synthetic aperture radar and radiometry measurements to map microwave emissions from water molecules in the soil. Sun synchronous orbit; 0600 GMT local time of the descending node.