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  • Jason-3 satellite launched to orbit successfully on Falcon 9, booster landing unsuccessful

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 17th, 2016

    An ocean exploring satellite called Jason-3 was launched by a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:42 a.m. PST (18:42 GMT) on Sunday, Jan. 17, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in an effort to understand the changing sea level, tides, and also help with forecast models for hurricanes and El Niño.

  • Jason-3 satellite to track rising sea levels, global weather

    Rae Botsford EndJanuary 16th, 2016

    After several delays throughout 2015, the Jason-3 satellite is now ready to take its place as the latest instrument deployed to track the changing surface height of Earth's oceans. The spacecraft is set to be launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Jan. 17.

  • SpaceX conducts static test fire of Falcon 9 v1.1 for Jason-3 mission

    Jason RhianJanuary 12th, 2016

    Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully completed a static test fire of the last Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket set to be launched on Jan. 17 with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Jason-3 spacecraft. The test is the final step before the rocket and its precious cargo are launched.

  • Thruster contamination on NOAA’s Jason-3 satellite forces delay

    Jason RhianJune 3rd, 2015

    Wanting to ensure the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA ) Jason-3 global sea surface-observing satellite was indeed ready for fight, mission planners have opted to push back its July 22, 2015 launch. With one of the four thrusters on the spacecraft found to be contaminated, the launch of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 from Vandenberg […]