On September 11, 2008, Jason-2 received its in-flight acceptance after the evaluation of the functioning of its spacecraft platform and payload during a in-flight assessment meeting in Toulouse.
To some extent the success of the Jason-2 mission was due to the recurrence between the Jason-1 and Jason-2 missions, which allowed the latter to be launched on time and to a smooth transition between the different parties working within Jason-2. According to these positive results, a similar overlap between Jason-2 and the future Jason-3 is expected.
Ensuring the management of the routine satellite operations, the French space agency – CNES is in charge until the end of October, and then NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will take over.
On November 15, 2008, in Nice, the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team meeting will decide how to proceed with the dissemination of the first Jason-2 Operational Geophysical Data Record (OGDR) data.
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