Ocean Satellite Dies

July 3, 2013 - 4:35 PM
FILE -This undated artist's rendering shows the Jason-1 satellite. The U.S.-French science satellite that tracked rising sea levels for more than a decade and helped forecasters make better weather predictions worldwide has gone dark. NASA announced Wednesday July 3, 2013 that it has decommissioned Jason-1 after its last remaining transmitter failed. It will run out of battery power within 90 days but remain in a graveyard orbit for about 1,000 years before falling back to Earth. (AP Photos/NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratories,File)