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

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

ICESat-2 Mission Phases

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Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers

Check out this Space.com article following our successful Space Lasers panel at Awesome Con, June 16, 2017.

When Cutting-Edge Science Meets Science Fiction, It Packs the House

Fans of sci-fi, fantasy and comics met the researchers and engineers who are bringing their stories to life. Read more

Kelly Brunt - Commuting to the World's Coldest Job

Studying the cryosphere sometimes requires glaciologist Kelly Brunt to get out of the lab and onto icy terrain.

 

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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Assembling ICESat-2's ATLAS

Engineers are building and testing the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) for the ICESat-2 mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Launch in
2018

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Feature Articles

Did you know?

Did you know?

Powered by the sun

Each solar panel on ICESat-2's panel array is capable of generating an average of 1320 Watts. That's enough to power 22 60-Watt light bulbs.

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