ICESat-2 Ground Track

  • Released Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:16AM
  • ID: 4848

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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