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  1. Charting and forecasting ocean conditions

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    June 3, 2008

    Satellite altimetry is the only space-based technology capable of penetrating below the ocean surface. This capability will benefit a broad range of ocean forecasting applications, now and in the future.

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  2. Jason-2: watching sea level and weather

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    April 30, 2004

    Satellites monitor sea level, wave height, wind speed and current movements from space. Like its predecessors, Jason-2 will obtain all these data from altimeter range measurements.

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  3. Fermeture des panneaux de SARAL-AltiKa

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    May 28, 2010
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    Dans les locaux de la société Thales Alenia Space à Toulouse, un technicien glissé à l’intérieur du satellite SARAL-AltiKa procède à d’ultimes vérifications avant la fermeture des panneaux de la plateforme.

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  4. A leap forward for oceanography

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    June 10, 2008

    Over the last 15 years, altimetry satellites have been poring over the oceans in every detail, collecting more data in 10 days than could be gathered over several centuries by ships. This nascent revolution in oceanography promises to improve climate forecasting.

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  5. 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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  6. Nom d'une mission!

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    December 11, 2013

    11/12/2013 INSIGHT, JASON, MEGHA-TROPIQUES … Non, il ne s’agit pas des derniers films hollywoodiens, mais des missions spatiales. Drôles de noms ? Pourtant, ils n’ont pas été choisis au hasard. 

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  7. Since 1992: TOPEX-POSEIDON, JASON 1 and JASON 2 see the sea-level rise

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    December 5, 2011

    SINCE 1992 TOPEX-POSEIDON, JASON 1 AND JASON 2 SEE THE SEA-LEVEL RISE Update: 12/05/2011

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  8. Since 1995, DORIS contributes to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    January 9, 2012

    SINCE 1995 DORIS CONTRIBUTES TO THE INTERNATIONAL TERRESTRIAL REFERENCE FRAME  Update: 01/09/2012

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