Update #2:M-BJason-3 is out of Safe Hold Mode andM-B the POSEIDON-3B altimeter on the Jason-3 spacecraft was switched back on and became operational at approximately 0846Z February 13, 2020.M-B OGDRs are now available starting with pass 19054.

Update #1: Safe Hold Mode recovery operations are underway. Resumption of routine and mission operations is anticipated on February 13, 2020. There will be no new Jason-3 products available until the satellite is restored back to operations.

Topic:M-B Jason-3 Satellite is in Safe Hold Mode

Date/Time Issued:M-B February 13,2020 1528Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Jason-3 OGDRs distributed via PDA and Class users.

Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-B February 05, 2020 @ 2107Z

Date/Time of Expected End: February 13, 2020 @ 0846Z

Length of Event: Approx. 8 days

Details/Specifics of Change:M-B The Jason-3 spacecraft re-entered Safe Hold Mode on Rev 18957. Recovery Procedures are underway.
More information will be provided when details become available.

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