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Jason-3 Satellite Rendering

Jason-3 is the fourth mission in the U.S.-European series of satellite missions that measure the height of the ocean surface and other ocean surface characteristics. Scheduled to launch in July 2015, the mission will extend the time series of ocean surface topography measurements begun by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite mission in 1992 and continuing through the currently operating Jason-1 (launched in 2001) and OSTM/Jason-2 (launched in 2008) missions. These measurements support applications in ocean weather and ocean climatology.


Credit: NASA/JPL

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Uploaded on April 2, 2015