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Platform: JASON-1
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 1336 km
Orbit Inclination: 66 degrees
Period: 112.4 minutes
Repeat Cycle: 9.9156 days
Perigee: 1,332 km (827 mi)
Apogee: 1,344 km (835 mi)
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Polar Non-Sun-Synchronous
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Description
Jason maps ocean surface topography. The data collected
provide information on ocean surface current velocity and
heights which, when combined with ocean models, can
lead to a four-dimensional ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 3-year primary mission; 2-year extended mission
Launch Date: 2001-12-07
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
France/CNES
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