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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, 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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