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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Jason-1 -
Full Name Jason-1 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA, CNES Launch Date 09 Dec 2001
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 03 Jul 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 112.4 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 66 deg
Orbit Altitude 1336 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 10 days
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Physical oceanography, geodesy/gravity, climate monitoring, marine meteorology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields JMR
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements DORIS-NG, LRA, POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2), TRSR
LandLandscape topography POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)
OceanOcean topography/currents DORIS-NG, JMR, LRA, POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2), TRSR
Ocean surface winds POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)
Ocean wave height and spectrum JMR, POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2)
Mission Instruments
DORIS-NG - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG
JMR - JASON Microwave Radiometer
LRA - Laser Retroreflector Array
POSEIDON-2 (SSALT-2) - Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
TRSR - Turbo-Rogue Space Receiver
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