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08.10.2019 08:36 Age: 3 yrs

Jason-2 altimetry satellite decommissioned after more than 11 years of ocean monitoring

Category: News of the Jason-2 mission

The ocean-observing altimetry satellite mission, Jason-2, will end on 10 October 2019 following a joint termination decision made by the four mission partners (NASA, CNES, NOAA, and EUMETSAT).

Jason-2 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 20 June 2008. Designed to last just 3 to 5 years, Jason-2 exceeded all expectations lasting more than 11 years, and equaling the record of its predecessor Jason-1. Measurements made by the Jason-2 Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) payload instruments allowed researchers to monitor sea surface topography with extreme precision and provided unique insight into ocean currents, and was a powerful tool for climate monitoring, marine forecasting, and meteorology.

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