JASON 3

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 17 januari 2016 -

Status Operational

Orbit type non-sun-synchronous low Earth orbit

Altitude 1336

Orbit inclination 66

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 DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Radar altimeter
Resolution class NA
Sensor name GPSP (Global Positioning System Payload)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Radar altimeter
Resolution class NA
Sensor name Poseidon-3
Sensor short description
Sensor type Radar altimeter
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)