ICESat-2 Ground Track
ICESat-2 (short for Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite -2), launched Sept. 15, 2018, uses lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. ICESat-2 is in a polar orbit which provides high coverage near the poles where ice elevations are changing relatively quickly. This visualization shows one complete orbit ground track.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Datasets used in this visualization
ICESat-2 STK EphemerisID: 984Ephemeris
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