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  1. Jason-2 takes to the air

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    6 Mai 2008

    Since 1992, altimetry satellites have significantly enhanced our knowledge of the world’s oceans. The Jason-2 satellite is all set to take over the ocean-observing mission of its predecessors Jason-1 and Topex/Poseidon. It recently arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch on 15 June.

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  2. Jason-2 all set for the off

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    17 Juin 2008

    The Jason-2 oceanography satellite is now in the home straight and set for launch Friday 20 June. Before reaching final orbit, the satellite will go through a sequence of steps just after launch and during the beginning-of-life phase of its mission. Jason-2 teams are watching launch preparations advance in California with much relief after a series of setbacks over the last 2 weeks. First, successive delays in the launch of the GLAST satellite pushed back the departure of Jason-2, since the same ground teams were preparing both satellites; and then poor weather prevented the satellite from being mated with the launcher as planned.

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  3. T2L2: décortiquer la théorie d'Einstein

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    5 Novembre 2008

    Pari gagné pour l’instrument T2L2 embarqué à bord de Jason-2. Les premiers tests ont permis de comparer l’horloge bord de l’instrument Doris avec des horloges atomiques au sol. Les scientifiques continuent le calibrage de l’instrument.

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  4. Jason-2: a family affair

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    26 Mai 2008

    Jason-2’s main mission is to take over from its predecessor Jason-1 and assure data continuity. But the latest in the series of oceanography satellites is also carrying some new passengers. A brief tour of the “added extras” on Jason-2...

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