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Jason-3 Launch
Artist's concept of Jason-3. Image credit: NOAA
Jason-3 launch
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:

     http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For extensive prelaunch, countdown and launch-day coverage, go to:

     http://blogs.nasa.gov/Jason-3

Press Releases:

Videos:

Measuring the Rising Seas
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
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).
Jason-3 mission briefing
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
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
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.

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