Topic: Jason-3 maneuver March 12, 2020

Date Issued: Issued March 11, 2020 1322Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:

Jason-3 Operational Geophysical Data Records (OGDRs)

Date/Time of Initial Impact:
March 12, 2020 0940Z  J/Day 072

Date/Time of Expected End: 


Length of Event: 

Any impact to products would be 30 minutes before and up to 2 hours following the maneuver.

Details/Specifics of Change: 

A Jason-3 maneuver is scheduled for 12-March-2020 starting at 0940Z. There will be an expected change of +9.843 m in the semi-major axis possibly resulting in large radial orbit errors in the OGDRs. Over any ocean points, this will affect the sea surface height, but not the wind and wave content in the products.

Contact Information for Further Information:

David Donahue
Satellite Services Division
(301) 683-3236

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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