Topic: Jason-3 Maneuver May 24, 2023


Date/Time Issued:  May 24, 2023  0242Z


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


Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 24, 2023 23:52:32Z

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 13.77m 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


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


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