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JASON 3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41240
Int'l Code: 2016-002A
Perigee: 1,339.1 km
Apogee: 1,350.7 km
Inclination: 66.0 °
Period: 112.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7715 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: January 17, 2016
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

JASON 3 satellite is designed to precisely measure ocean waves, maritime winds, ocean currents and sea level rise for a consortium of scientific institutions in the United States and Europe. Jason 3 follows three previous satellites dedicated to measuring the roughness of the ocean surface, beginning with the launch of a spacecraft named TOPEX/Poseidon in 1992.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41240U 16002A   17327.20725665 -.00000066  00000-0 -22158-4 0  9999
2 41240  66.0387 151.8581 0007535 268.4047  91.6105 12.80930725 86512
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC