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Frm4alt International Review Workshop

“International Review Workshop On Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications"

23-26 April 2018,
Chania, Crete, Greece.

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Transponder calibration

Transponder calibration at the CDN1 ESA Altimeter Calibration Site:

  • CryoSat-2 on 5-Feb-2018 18:41:47 UTC (Previous Cal/Val 5-Jan-2018 at 8:04:26 UTC),
  • Tandem mission of Jason-2 and Jason-3, March-October 2016,
  • Jason-3 continuously every 10 days after its launch,
  • Sentinel-3A every 27 days at 20:00:12 UTC continuously after its launch.




Ref Short Name Due Date Delivery method Deliverable
D-10 WWW  June 2016 to be updated each month Web  
D-20  BRO-1  January 2017 Web   link
D-30  BRO-2  July 2017 Web and paper   
D-40  FIG  At each project meeting Web   
D-50  WEBS  Oct-2016, Apr-2017, Oct-2017, Apr-2018 Web   link
D-60  TR-1  January 2017 Web   
D-70  TR-2  January 2017 Web   
D-80  TR-3  January 2017 Web   
D-90  ICD  January 2017  Web   
D-100  EVENTWEB  Jan-2017 to Apr-2018  Web   
D-110  RESULTS  Apr-2017, Oct-2017, Apr-2018  Web   
D-120  PAPERS  Mar-2018  Web   
D-130  WKSP  January 2018  Web   
D-140  WKP  Mar-2018  Web   
D-150  SOR  Mar-2018  Web   
D-160  FR  Mar-2018  Web   
D-170  TDP  Mar-2018  USB/HDD   
D-180  PMP  May-2016 and updated 1-month before each progress meeting  Web   
D-190  MR  monthly  Web   
D-200  CCS       


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SeRAC: Sentinel-3 Radar Altimeter Calibration Site in Crete

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FRM4ALT is continued in the Sentinel-3 Radar Altimeter Calibration in Crete (SeRAC) activity with Operational Support, now in place. The objective of this SeRAC project is to ensure the routine operations and maintenance of the CDN1 transponder Cal/Val site for Sentinel-3A but also for Sentinel-3B Commissioning and Routine Operational Phase. The transponder Cal/Val operations shall be further supported by the sea-surface Cal/val sites established at the Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration in west Crete, Greece.