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