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Satellite details
Acronym JASON-CS-A
Full name JASON Continuity of Service - A (Sentinel-6A)
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the JASON-CS series, also named "Sentinel-6A".
  • 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 scheduled for November 2020.
Launch Nov 2020 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2020-02-25
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-A

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
SRAL active 5300 MHz N/R  kHz - A   C-band radar altimeter
SRAL active 13580 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band radar altimeter
AMR-C passive 18700 MHz 200000  kHz - A   Window channel
AMR-C passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz - A   Water vapour channel
AMR-C passive 34000 MHz 400000  kHz - A   Window channel