NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Jason-2 Operational Status

Welcome to the Jason-2 spacecraft status page, providing up to date status information on Jason-2. This satellite altimetry mission provides sea surface heights for determining ocean circulation, climate change and sea-level rise.



Spacecraft Operational Status Status
Jason-2 Operational GREEN

Jason-2 Spacecraft Status Summary


Spacecraft: Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM) Operational Date:   12/15/2008
(real time data available)
Orbit Time:  112 minutes at an altitude of 1,324 km to 1335 km., (about 830 miles) Launch Date:  06/20/2008
Orbital inclination:  66.05°
non-sun-synchronous orbit
Operational Status:  Operational
Notes:  The spacecraft is flying in a low Earth orbit and monitoring 95 percent of the world's ice-free oceans every 10 days.

Subsystem Status:


Subsystem Description Status
Poseidon-3 Poseidon-3 Radar Altimeter GREEN
AMR Advanced Microwave Radiometer GREEN
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite GREEN
GPSP Global Positioning System Payload GREEN
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array GREEN
Carmen-2 Environment Characterization and Modelisation-2 GREEN
T2L2 Time Transfer by Laser Link GREEN
LPT Light Particle Telescope GREEN