Update #1: Due to the Jason-3 Safe Hold, this maneuver has been canceled.

Topic: Jason-3 Maneuver for April 11, 2019

Date/Time Issued: April 09, 2019 1535Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 11, 2019 2344Z

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 April 11, 2019, starting at 2344Z. There will be an expected change of 10.85m in the semi-major axis, possibly resulting in large radial obit 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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