Topic: Jason-3 Maneuver March 26, 2023


Date Issued: Issued March 21, 2023 1716Z


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


Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 26, 2023 19:50:54Z

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 26-March-2023 starting at 19:50:54Z. There will be an increase of 14.635m 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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