Update #1: The Jason-3 POSEIDON instrument will be put in WAIT mode on April 7 at 13:36Z.

Once the POSEIDON instrument is in WAIT mode, there will be no more Jason-3 telemetry until it is taken out of wait mode on April 25 at TBD.

Topic: Maneuvers to Transfer Jason-3 to an Interleaved Orbit

Date Issued: March 30, 2022 1628Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 
April 7, 2022 0855Z

Date/Time of Expected End:
  April 25, 2022

Length of Event: 17 days

Details/Specifics of Change: 

A number of Jason-3 maneuvers to transition it to an interleaved orbit are scheduled from April 7 to April 25, 2022.
During the transition, there will be no altimetry measurements and, therefore, no OGDRs.
There will be a delay of several days after the first OGDRs before IGDRs become available.

Contact Information for Further Information:

ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880

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

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