BackForward Satellite: JASON-3 

Satellite details
Acronym JASON-3
Full name Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network - 3
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the JASON series, also called “Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)”.
  • Main mission: ocean topography and waves.
  • Substantial contribution to Solid Earth (geoid).
  • Significant contribution to space weather.
Mass at launch 553 kg Dry mass 525 kg
Power 550 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Near-real-time Operational Geophysical Data Records (surface wind speed and waves, and a first estimates of Sea Surface Height Anomaly) are distributed within 3-5 hours from NOAA and EUMETSAT via GTS and EUMETCast.
  • Off-line Interim Geophysical Data Record re-processed after CNES makes available the Precise Orbit Determination are distributed within 1-2 days.
  • Statistically analysed Geophysical Data Records are distributed from archives within 2 months.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 1336 km
Inclination 66 °

 

Space agency NASACNESEUMETSATNOAA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 17 Jan 2016 EOL ≥2021
Last update: 2016-08-09
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on JASON-3

Acronym Full name
AMR Advanced Microwave Radiometer
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
Poseidon-3B Poseidon 3B
TRSR Turbo Rogue Space Receiver
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Telecommunication frequency information Show expert details
Service Dir Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
TM & Raw Data S-E 5300 MHz 320MQ3N 320000  kHz RHCP&LHCP D   Telemetry and Altimeter real-time data
TM & Raw Data S-E 5300 MHz 100MQ3N 100000  kHz RHCP&LHCP D   Telemetry and Altimeter real-time data
TM & Raw Data S-E 13575 MHz 320MQ3N 320000  kHz RHCP&LHCP D   Telemetry and Altimeter real-time data
DORIS E-S 401.25 MHz 23K0G1D 23  kHz RHCP D   Precise positioning by DORIS
DORIS E-S 2036.25 MHz 95K0G1D 95  kHz RHCP D   Precise positioning by DORIS
Command E-S 2040.493 MHz 8K00G2D 8  kHz RHCP D   Commands