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Counting on NASA's ICESat-2

28 August 2018

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NASA is about to launch the agency's most advanced laser instrument of its kind into space. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, will provide critical observations of how ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice are changing, leading to insights into how those changes impact people where they live.

Launch is scheduled for 15 Sept., and as we count down the days, we're counting up 10 things you should know about ICESat-2:

Source: NASA

Image credit: USAF 30th Space Wing/Timothy Trenkle - The ICESat-2 satellite undergoes tests one last time before it is placed in the rocket.

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