ICESat-2 is currently on-orbit. Find the ground tracks here.


Icesat-2 Launch. Learn more.

ICYMI: We counted down to ICESat-2's 2018 launch!

Space Lasers

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

Meet Your Guides

Hang out with Paige and Pho in the FunZone! Learn all about the ICESat-2 mission through videos and activities.
Meet the guides...
2018-09-15 06:02:00

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Did You Know?

The ICESat-2 laser pulses 10,000 times a second; each pulse releases about 20 trillion photons. Only about a dozen photons hit Earth’s surface and return to the satellite.

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