Update #1: Jason-3 has now nearly completed its maneuvers to the interleaved position on the reference orbit. The operation was successful, and Jason-3 is expected to behave nominally as soon as the Poseidon altimeter is restarted. The POSEIDON will be restarted on Monday April 25 at 1100Z. The first OGDRs will be available around 1200Z.

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

Date Issued: April 22, 2022 1330Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 
April 07, 2022 0855Z

Date/Time of Expected End:
  April 25, 2022  1200Z

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

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