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The horizontal blue line is the travel path for ICESat-2. The lower line shows some of its first measurements. This satellite can capture steep terrain and measure elevation much more precisely than its predecessor.NASA's Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens

UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation

ICESat-2 (short for Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite)- launched on Sept. 15, 2018, uses lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure...
global Ice-measuring satellite

NASA television to air launch of global Ice-measuring satellite

NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to quantify the changing stature of Earth's ice, is scheduled to launch Saturday, Sept....