ICESat-2 MISSION PHASES
ATLAS Instrument and Spacecraft Development
Integration and Testing
Orbit and data collection
ICYMI: We counted down to ICESat-2's 2018 launch!
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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.