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22.02.2018 14:25 Age: 1 year

[JASON-2] : SATELLITE IN SAFE HOLD MODE SINCE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th 18:40:09 UTC

Category: Operational news

Jason-2 spacecraft entered into safe mode Tuesday, February 20th at 18:40:09 UTC, immediately interrupting its measurements at the end of cycle 522.

Jason-2 spacecraft entered into safe mode Tuesday, February 20th at 18:40:09 UTC, immediately interrupting its measurements at the end of cycle 522.  

 The satellite is currently in a safe and stable Sun-pointing configuration. In the same way as during the last 3 SHMs. This interruption is due to the disjunction of a gyro (in this case Gyro 2, which was operating nominally since mid-October).

In the future days, the exact status of the platform will be monitored, and the best schedule to resume the mission will be determined to keep users informed of the progress.


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