On the evening of 19 June 2019, SMAP went into safe mode and data collection was disrupted. SMAP is currently in standby mode. The task team is in communication with the satellite and working to restore normal operations. On 02 July 2019 the Non-volatile Memory (NVM) Parameter Management (NPM) backup partition was successfully recovered. The attempt to recover additional partitions will continue while SMAP is in standby mode.
NSIDC will continue to provide updates as we learn more information and gain a better understanding of the timeframe for resuming data collection.