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NSSDCA ID: 2008-032A-01

Mission Name: Jason 2


Altimeter is a radar sounder operating at two frequencies, 5.3 and 13.6 GHz, and provides the surface-to-satellite distance. The use of dual-frequency helps to eliminate the extra delay caused by the free electrons in the ionosphere.

Alternate Names

  • Jason2/Altimeter


  • Earth Science: Land Topography

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



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