Jason-3 satellite successfully launched

On Sunday, at 19:42 CET, the Jason-3 satellite was launched onboard the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket.

The video above, by NASA, shows the lift-off of the rocket from the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Jason-3 is a satellite shared between EUMETSAT, the French Space Agency (CNES), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The satellite’s purpose is to continue the efforts of previous Jason satellites in providing high quality sea level and ocean colours measurements to support climate monitoring and weather forecasting.

Read more about Jason-3 here.

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