Artists concept of OSTM above Earth.

The Ocean Surface Topography Mission on the Jason-2 satellite (OSTM/Jason-2) was a follow-on to the Jason-1 mission.

It launched 20 June 2008 from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. Explore the sections below for more information about the mission. See the Fact Sheet for more details.

Mission Team

Meet mission team members and other ocean altimetry people who have contributed to the Ocean Surface Topography from Space effort.

The mission team is made up of individuals from JPL, NASA, universities and international partner organizations. In addition to the numerous individuals making vital contributions, key team members include:

Project Manager Glenn Shirtliffe
Project Scientist Lee-Lueng Fu
Deputy Project Scientist Josh Willis
Education & Public Outreach Annie Richardson
Science & Data Applications Margaret Srinivasan


Latest news on Ocean Surface Topography Missions

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Fact Sheets