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  1. Jason-2 all set to take satellite altimetry into higher gear

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    October 29, 2008

    After 4 months of in-orbit commissioning, Jason-2 has entered the operational phase of its mission. The new ocean-observing satellite offers many improvements compared to its predecessor Jason-1.

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  2. 20 years in orbit for the Proteus satellite bus

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    October 7, 2010

    The bus is a key element of a satellite, supplying power and enabling the spacecraft to be controlled from the ground. CNES has specialized in designing satellite buses since the 1990s. This year, its Proteus bus clocked up its 20th year in orbit.

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  3. Jason-2 delivers its first global maps

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    March 11, 2010

    The european-US Jason-3 oceanography satellite is scheduled to launch in 2013 to replace Jason-1. Its objective is to continue monitoring sea-surface height and pursue the 21-year time series of high-accuracy ocean altimetry measurements.

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  4. Jason-1 clocks up 10 years of climate observations

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    December 7, 2011

    The Jason-1 ocean-observing satellite has been in orbit for 10 years. In that time, it has helped to build up a 20-year time series of continuous sea-surface measurements to enhance our understanding of climate change.

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  5. Depuis 1992: Topex-Poséidon, Jason 1 et Jason 2 voient la mer monter

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    December 5, 2011

    Depuis le début des années 90, les satellites altimétriques de très haute précision Topex/Poseidon (1993-2006), Jason-1 (2001) et Jason-2 (2008) mesurent, avec une précision remarquable, l’élévation actuelle du niveau de la mer qui se poursuit inexorablement au rythme de 3,5 millimètres par an en moyenne.

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