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ICESat-2

ICESat-2

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

See ICESat-2 on Hulu!

ICESat-2 is one of the satellites featured on Xploration Outer Space - Satellites. Click here to watch.

Xploration Outer Space

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, Brian.A.Campbell@nasa.gov with any comments or questions.

Lining up ICESat-2's Laser-catching Telescope

To catch individual laser photons that have travelled more than 600 miles from a satellite to Earth and back, the satellite's telescope needs to be perfectly positioned. To find out how click here.

ATLAS Image Credit: Debbie McCallum/NASA

Applications Announcements

- Joint Vegetation Tutorial with Landsat 8 Report now available.
- Two new Mission Town Halls planned for December and January!
Read more here.

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Latest satellite image (Click to enlarge)
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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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