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. OSTM/Jason-2 was decommissioned in October 2019 after over 11 years of operation.

Mission Team

The Ocean Surface Topography 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 NASA team members include:

Project Manager Glenn Shirtliffe
Project Scientist Josh Willis
Education & Public Outreach Annie Richardson
Science & Data Applications Margaret Srinivasan


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