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4.3.4. The Jason-3 mission

Satellite Jason-3
Launch 2015
Mission Measure sea surface height
Altitude 1336 km
Inclination 66° (non-sun-synchronous)

Jason-3 is proposed to take over and continue the missions of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and 2, in the framework of a cooperation between CNES, NASA, Eumetsat and NOAA. It should carry the same kind of payload as its three predecessors for a high-precision altimetry mission: a Poseidon-class altimeter, a radiometer and three location systems. The orbit should also be identical.


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