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Space laser transmitter development for ICESat-2 mission
Author(s): Anthony W. Yu; Mark A. Stephen; Steven X. Li; George B. Shaw; Antonios Seas; Edward Dowdye; Elisavet Troupaki; Peter Liiva; Demetrios Poulios; Kathy Mascetti
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Paper Abstract

The first NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) was launched in January 2003 and placed into a nearpolar orbit whose primary mission was the global monitoring of the Earth's ice sheet mass balance. ICESat has accumulated over 1.8 B shots in space and provided a valuable dataset in the study of ice sheet dynamics over the past few years. NASA is planning a follow-on mission ICESat-2 to be launched tentatively in 2015. In this paper we will discuss the development effort of the laser transmitters for the ICESat-2 mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 757809 (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843342
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony W. Yu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark A. Stephen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steven X. Li, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George B. Shaw, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Antonios Seas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Edward Dowdye, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Elisavet Troupaki, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Peter Liiva, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Demetrios Poulios, American Univ. (United States)
Kathy Mascetti, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7578:
Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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