Topic: Jason-3 maneuver schedule for July 30, 2023.

Date Issued:  July 25, 2023  2113Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 30, 2023 20:12:30Z

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 30-July-2023 starting at 20:12:30Z . There will be an increase of 12m 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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