Topic: Jason-3 maneuver May 24, 2023 

Date/Time Issued:  May 18, 2023 1044Z 

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 24, 2023 23:52:33Z

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 24-May-2023 starting at 23:52:32Z . There will be an increase of 12.25m 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
(301) 683-3236   

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