Earth  ID: 13045

ICESat-2 Launch Live Interviews

NASA's Mission Using Space Lasers Launches Soon
Interview NASA Scientists About Groundbreaking Mission

NASA’s newest satellite launching soon will use an extremely precise laser, split into six beams, to track Earth’s shrinking polar ice. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, known as ICESat-2, will shed light on how much the vast ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica grow and shrink each year — improving our understanding of sea level rise and its impact around the globe.

ICESat-2 is slated to launch to space on September 15 aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Join NASA scientists — days before launch — from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 7 to learn about ICESat-2’s fast firing lasers that will send 10,000 pulses per second as it orbits the globe.
 

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Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Haley Reed (ADNET Systems Inc.): Lead Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Patrick Lynch (NASA/GSFC): Lead Producer
Kate Ramsayer (Telophase Corp.): Lead Writer
Kelly Brunt (Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/University of Maryland): Lead Scientist
Thomas A. Neumann Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Tom Wagner (NASA): Lead Scientist
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Lead Technical Director
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Lead Technical Support
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