The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)
is the 2nd-generation of the orbiting laser altimeter ICESat.
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A Laser Beam's Path Through NASA's ICESat-2
Before beaming 300 miles to Earth's surface, bouncing off the
ground and travelling another 300 miles back into space, the laser photons on NASA's
Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 first have to complete a 7 and 1/2 foot
obstacle course inside the satellite's instrument.
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