ICESat-2 - Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

ICESat-2 - Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

ICESat-2 Mission Phases

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Space Lasers

Space Lasers

ICESat-2's laser is split into six beams, to better measure Earth's surface.  Find out more here.

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ATLAS's beryllium telescope

ATLAS captures returning photons in this 2.6-foot, 46-pound telescope.

Launch Card

Launch in
2018

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Ridiculous accuracy

ICESat-2's onboard systems are capable of calculating the satellite's position within 16 feet (5 meters).

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