CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
This effort is to establish preliminary designs for key elements of the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) Project. SMAP is one of the NASA missions recommended by the 2007 National Research Council Earth Science Decadal Survey report for early implementation. This award completes a set of activities that accelerates SMAP's mission development. The significant deliverables are spacecraft telecommunications, propulsion, power and radar preliminary design reviews and a draft project implementation plan and spacecraft command & data handeling preliminary design.