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  1. IASI in orbit on MetOp-B satellite

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    14 Septembre 2012

    A 2nd IASI meteorology instrument, developed by CNES, was orbited Monday 17 September aboard the European MetOp-B satellite. The Russian Soyuz launcher lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 18.28 CET, injecting its payload into orbit at an altitude of 800 km. The satellite was also carrying two other passengers: Argos-3 and the Sarsat-3 search-and-rescue payload.

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  2. Jason-2 delivers its first global maps

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    11 Mars 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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  3. Jason-2 takes to the air

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    7 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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  4. A leap forward for oceanography

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    10 Juin 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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