The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2
(ICESat-2) is the 2nd-generation of the orbiting laser altimeter ICESat.
ICESat-2 Scientists in the News!
NASA's ICESat-2: A Laser Takes Aim
Close enough doesn't cut it in the spacecraft assembly cleanroom at
NASA Goddard's Space Flight Center, where engineers are building an elevation-measuring
instrument to fly on the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 or ICESat-2.
Recently, engineers tested the instrument's pinpoint accuracy.
Read more here!
Latest Satellite Image
Credits: Satellite image courtesy of Orbital
Earth image illustrating AMSR-E sea ice courtesy of the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio