Inquiry Regarding Jason-2 Satellite Attitude

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Inquiry Regarding Jason-2 Satellite Attitude

by abd_ruby87 » Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:40 pm America/New_York

Dear NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers,
I wish you all good health. I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing to seek clarification and guidance regarding the use of the attitude of the Jason-2 mission. The quaternion data is available at the following link:
My inquiry is related to the nature of the Jason-2 attitude represented in quaternions (attachment photo). Specifically, does the quaternion data provided signify the transformation from the Satellite Body Reference System (SBRS) to the Earth-centered inertial (ECI) reference system, or vice versa (transform ECI to SBRS)?
Thank you for your contribution to the scientific community, and I eagerly await your response.

Abdelrahim Ruby
Department of Surveying Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Shoubra - Benha University
108 Shoubra St. - Cairo - Egypt
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Re: Inquiry Regarding Jason-2 Satellite Attitude

by CDDIS_support_Lori » Mon Feb 05, 2024 4:15 pm America/New_York

Dear Abdelrahim,

There is some documentation on the IDS website at and at that might help.

If you need more information, please contact the IDS Central Bureau.



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