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ICESat-2 mission overview and early performance
Author(s): Anthony J. Martino; Thomas A. Neumann; Nathan T. Kurtz; Douglas McLennan
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Paper Abstract

The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite – 2 (ICESat-2) satellite mission launched in September 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California USA. The sole instrument is the photon-counting lidar Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS). Optimized to measure elevation change over the polar ice sheets and sea ice freeboard, ATLAS collects data globally. ICESat-2 data was released to the public in May 2019, and initial science discoveries are beginning to appear in the scientific literature. We describe the main components of the ICESat-2 mission, the standard data products, and our initial assessment of the on-orbit performance of the ATLAS instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 111510C (10 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2534938
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony J. Martino, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas A. Neumann, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Nathan T. Kurtz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas McLennan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11151:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII
Steven P. Neeck; Philippe Martimort; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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