BackForward Satellite: JASON-CS-B 

Satellite details
Acronym JASON-CS-B
Full name JASON Continuity of Service - B (Sentinel-6B)
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the JASON-CS series, also named Sentinel-6B.
  • Main mission: ocean topography and waves.
  • Substantial contribution to Solid Earth (geoid).
  • Significant contribution to space weather.
  • Instrumentation still to be consolidated.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 1336 km
Inclination 66 °


Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2025 EOL ≥2032
Last update: 2018-06-21
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-CS-B

Acronym Full name
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
GPS GPS Receiver
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
Tri-G Triple G (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS)
AMR-C Advanced Microwave Radiometer - C
SRAL Synthetic aperture Radar Altimeter
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
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
Altimeter active 5300 MHz N/R  kHz TBD D   SRAL C-band
Altimeter active 13580 MHz N/R  kHz TBD D   SRAL Ku-band
SOUNDER passive 18700 MHz N/A N/R  kHz TBD A   AMR-C channel 1
SOUNDER passive 23800 MHz N/A N/R  kHz TBD A   AMR-C channel 2
SOUNDER passive 34000 MHz N/A N/R  kHz TBD A   AMR-C channel 3