Topic: Jason-3 maneuver November 16, 2023 

Date/Time Issued:  November 09, 2023 1245Z 

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Jason-3 Operational Geophysical Data Records (OGDRs)  

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  November 16, 2023 20:00:37Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  TBD

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 16-November-2023 starting at 20:00:37.   There will be an expected increase of 16.977m (exact time and sma increase TBC) 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 Products and Services Division
(301) 683-3236   


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

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