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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 7 December 2001 - 21 June 2013

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Circular non-sun-synchronous orbit

Altitude 1336

Orbit inclination 66.038

Orbit period 120

Satellite family: Jason (Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network)

Jason is the name of a joint CNES/NASA oceanography mission series with the objective to monitor global ocean circulation, discover the tie between the oceans and atmosphere, improve global climate predictions, and to monitor events such as El Niño conditions and ocean eddies.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name JMR (Jason Microwave Radiometer)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (passive microwave)
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Sensor name POSEIDON-2 (Solid-State Radar Altimeter)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Radar altimeter
Resolution class NA