Oceanography data that will help scientists around the world better understand climate change are now available.
Less than a month after launch, the new NASA-French space agency Jason 2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps.
08.06.09 - Fully calibrated, validated data from the NASA-French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite are now available, following a year of evaluation.
02.06.09 - Two NASA oceanography satellites have begun a long-distance orbital dance that will double the amount of data on ocean features that was previously available.
NASA Telemetry Manager Mark Levigne confirmed the separation of the OSTM/Jason-2 spacecraft.› View This Video
The OSTM/Jason-2 spacecraft is on its way into space to begin a three-year mission to map the ocean's surface.› View This Video
Go behind the scenes as a Delta II rocket prepares to launch the OSTM/Jason-2 spacecraft.› View This Video
A new satellite mission will help monitor Earth's changing climate and improve weather forecasting.› View This Video