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The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is the 2nd-generation of the orbiting laser altimeter ICESat.

ICESat-2: Now One ATLAS

The ATLAS team brought together two major components of the ATLAS Instrument, box structure and optical bench. Chris Kolos, Andy Scharmann, Chris Ross, Lydsey Gwilliam, Jenny Young, Karl Schuler, Mike Schoolman, Harry Willems, Sito Balleza, Nick Virmani, Bill Newell, Wendy Chillemi, Brian Simpson, Jeffrey Twum, Felix Nicolas, Tyler Evans, Mike Hersh, Randall Brown, Steve Vincent, Scott Brody. The team is made up of mechanical, thermal and optical engineers, quality assurance engineers, and safety engineers.

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The 2015 ICESat-2 Hexacopter Engineering Challenge

Due to new FAA regulations, NASA's ICESat-2 team has been restructuring the format of the 2015 ICESat-2 Hexacopter Engineering Challenge. Currently, the competition is on hold while this restructuring takes place. The competition will be slightly delayed, approximately a month, and application submissions will be re-opened shortly. The date for applications will also be pushed back. Please stay tuned to this page for new updates coming soon.

Please contact Brian Campbell, with any comments or questions.

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Credits: Satellite image courtesy of Orbital
Earth image illustrating AMSR-E sea ice courtesy of the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

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