CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Jason-3 -
Full Name Jason-3 Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, NOAA, CNES, NASA Launch Date 17 Jan 2016
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Oct 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 41240 (TLE)
International Designator 2016-002A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 112.4 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 66.05 deg
Orbit Altitude 1343 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 10 days
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission lifetime, 5-year extended lifetime. Physical oceanography, geodesy/gravity, climate monitoring, marine meteorology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AMR
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
LandLandscape topography POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
OceanOcean topography/currents AMR, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
Ocean surface winds POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
Ocean wave height and spectrum POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
Mission Instruments
AMR - Advanced Microwave Radiometer
DGXX-S - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-New Generation XX-S
GPSP - Global Positioning System Payload
LRA - Laser Retroreflector Array
POSEIDON-3B Altimeter - Positioning Ocean Solid Earth Ice Dynamics Orbiting Navigator (Single frequency solid state radar altimeter)
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 33 )
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 1.0
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 1.1
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): A database of coastal sea level anomalies a ...
ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Level_cci): Altimeter along-track high resolution sea l ...
Global Mean Sea Level Trend from Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeters TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Cumulative St ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Geocenter Tim ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) Station Posit ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography by Radiopositioning Integrated on Satellite (DORIS) Data (daily fi ...
Ground-Based Doppler Orbitography by Radiopositioning Integrated on Satellite (DORIS) Satellite Orbi ...

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