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

What's New?

Ross? Frosty? Penelope? ICESat-2's penguin mascot needs a name! Help us choose one and give the little blue bird a backstory as well. Details here.

ICESat-2 penguin

Applications Announcements

Joint Vegetation Tutorial with Landsat 8, May 7-8, 2014. Read more here.

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We passed!

Feb. 18, 2014:
Congratulations to the ICESat-2 team for passing its Mission Critical Design Review! Now, on to building and testing software and hardware for flight.

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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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