Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Jason-3 Lifts Off!
January 17, 2016
: The Jason-3 satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) on board SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
Where to view the Launch:
On launch day, Jan. 17, NASA Television coverage will begin at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST). For NASA TV downlink and schedule information and streaming video, visit:
For extensive prelaunch, countdown and launch-day coverage, go to:
||Measuring the Rising Seas|
1/26/16 - The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, 2016, is allowing scientists to continue a 23-year record of crucial ocean monitoring.
||Liftoff of Jason-3|
1/17/16 - Watch a replay of the Jason-3 launch. Liftoff was at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST).
||Getting To Know Jason-3|
1/15/16 - Watch the Jason-3 Mission Briefing from Friday, Jan 15, 2016 - panelists gave an overview of the Jason-3 mission.
||The Science of Jason-3|
1/15/16 - Watch the Jason-3 Science Briefing from Friday, Jan 15, 2016 - panelists discussed the science and research of the Jason-3 mission.
||Jason-3: Studying the Earth's Oceans from Space|
1/15/16 - To provide scientists with essential information about global and regional changes in the seas, NASA will launch the Jason-3 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.