Topic: Jason-3 maneuver May 5, 2021

Date Issued: Issued May 3, 2021  1807Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 5, 2021 18:06:40Z

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 5-May-2021 starting at 18:06:40Z. There will be an expected change of +4.9 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 NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD/SPB (301) 683-3236

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


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