Data Announcement

SMAP in Safe Mode

On the evening of 19 June 2019, the SMAP satellite went into safe mode. Subsystems are investigating the cause and possible solutions. In the meantime, all instruments are shutdown and there is no science data collection. While SMAP remains in safe mode, generation of the model-based Level-4 product will continue, but the Level-4 data will not be informed by contemporaneous SMAP observations. As NSIDC gets updates, we will post more details on the state of the spacecraft and data for all product levels.