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30.06.2008Doris on Jason-2: Seven at one blow!

The Doris instrument onboard Jason-2 was the first to be switch on, on June 20 night. Now, nearly ten days after, the new functionnalities available on this new version of the instrument are being tested, with success.[more]


27.06.2008Next steps for Jason-2

Jason-2 is now close to Jason-1 altitude (1100 m higher), but is 11 min forward. Next week will see several manoeuvre to put it on its final position (58 seconds behind Jason-1, same altitude)[more]


27.06.2008Jason-2: all green one week after launch

One week after launch, everything goes well with Jason-2. While not yet on its final orbit (which will be reached on July 3rd), first measurements and calibrations begun, for testing purpose.[more]


25.06.2008Altimetry applications in videos: Mercator Océan

Credits Mercator Océan

The new Jason-2 altimetry satellite complements the constellation of satellites currently in flight, and provides Mercator Ocean with a resolution that is ideal for improving ocean forecasting in coastal areas, and for modelling...[more]


25.06.200816-21 June, 2008 week

Jason-2 en orbite (CNES, 2008/06/20)

Jason-2 successfully launched (Eumetsat, 2008/06/20)

Lancement réussi de Jason-2 : un satellite dédié à la surveillance de l'océan (Notre-planète.info, 2008/06/20)

Arctic sea ice melt 'even...[more]


24.06.2008View videos footage of the liftoff and the separation

To view video footage of the liftoff and of separation of the Jason-2 satellite from the second stage of the Delta II, see:

Nasa, OSTM/Jason-2 is Headed for Orbit! (2min04)Nasa, video with the separation Jason-2/2nd stage of the...[more]


23.06.2008Altimetry applications in videos: Ocean circulation

Surface Currents from Mercator Ocean.

Because the currents transport heat and energy, they are major players in the Earth's climate. Observations by altimetry, combined with in situ surveys, give us a precise view of them, both at the surface and at depth. [more]


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