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NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss - Sat 15 Sep 18

NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms.

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss, SpaceDaily - Mon 17 Sep 18

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets - Sat 15 Sep 18

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.

NASA Launches ICESat-2 Spacecraft to Study Ice Melt

Discover Magazine - Fri 14 Sep 18

Since 2003, NASA has been monitoring the height of Earth’s ice with lasers. This undertaking began with a satellite — the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) — which ran ...

ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth's ice

BBC News - Fri 14 Sep 18

The US space agency is due to launch a laser to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.

NASA space laser targets melting poles

Science Now - Thu 13 Sep 18

NASA space lasers to reveal new depths of planet's ice loss - Thu 13 Sep 18

NASA is poised to launch Saturday its most advanced space laser ever, ICESat-2, a $1 billion dollar mission to reveal the depths of the Earth's melting ice as the climate warms.

Cool ways of studying the cryosphere - Tue 11 Sep 18

One of the key elements of Earth's climate system is the cryosphere – the many forms of ice found on Earth. Two new NASA missions use different technologies to help scientists better understand ...

NASA Satellite Will Measure Ice Changes to Assess Sea Level Rise

KQED Science - Mon 17 Sep 18

The satellite, launched from California, is designed to measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation.

New NASA Mission Tracks Earth’s Changing Ice - Mon 17 Sep 18

A mere 10 percent of Earth’s emersed land is covered with ice—much of which remains uncharted, until now. NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) launched Saturday ...

The Delta II rocket came, it saw, and for a time it conquered

Ars Technica - Mon 17 Sep 18

No other US rocket has flown more successful missions.

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

TechCrunch - Fri 14 Sep 18

This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, ...

Watch the last flight of the Delta II rocket as it puts a laser-pulsing satellite into orbit

The Verge - Fri 14 Sep 18

Tomorrow morning, a nearly 30-year-old rocket will take its final ride to space. The Delta II, a vehicle manufactured by the United Launch Alliance that first launched in 1989, ...

You Can Watch NASA Launch a Laser-Toting, Ice-Tracking Satellite Saturday. Here's How. - Fri 14 Sep 18

One of the most storied rockets in history is taking its last journey Saturday morning (Sept. 15) in a launch you won't want to miss.

How NASA will use a space laser to measure Earth's thinning ice sheets

FOXNews - Fri 14 Sep 18

This weekend, NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft that will use half a dozen bright-green laser beams to measure seasonal and annual changes to Earth's icy poles.

How NASA Will Use a Space Laser to Measure Earth's Thinning Ice Sheets, - Thu 13 Sep 18

NASA will launch its ice-tracking satellite ICESat-2 on Saturday

Engadget - Fri 14 Sep 18

On Saturday, NASA will attempt to launch its Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, a satellite that will help researchers measure the height of natural features on ...

NASA is ready to launch a satellite that shoots lasers at the Earth - CNET

CNET - Fri 14 Sep 18

The satellite shoots 10,000 laser pulses at the Earth every second, taking measurements every 2.3 feet to paint a laser landscape of the planet.

NASA's Ice-Monitoring Space Laser Ready for Saturday Launch - Thu 13 Sep 18

A laser-firing, ice-monitoring NASA spacecraft has been cleared for liftoff.

ICESat-2: Tracking Earth's Ice with Unparalleled Detail - Thu 13 Sep 18

NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite ICESat-2 can watch ice thickness change to within the width of a No. 2 pencil every year. It took a decade to develop the technology to yield such precision, ...

NASA set to launch $1 BILLION space laser this weekend in mission to map Earth's melting ice

Daily Mail - Thu 13 Sep 18

NASA is poised to launch Saturday its most advanced space laser ever, ICESat-2, a $1 billion dollar mission to reveal the depths of the Earth's melting ice as the climate warms.

NASA launches cutting-edge spacecraft to monitor our planet in 3D - Tue 18 Sep 18

ICESat-2 will measure the height of Earth’s ice, seas, land and trees using one of the most sophisticated elevation-monitoring lasers ever made.

NASA launches 'ICESat-2' laser altimeter - Mon 17 Sep 18

Mission to monitor changing ice levels on Earth suffered significant delay and budget overrun.

Last Delta II successfully launches ICESat-2 from Vandenberg

UPI - Sat 15 Sep 18

NASA's newest ice-measuring satellite was launched into orbit around Earth's poles on Saturday aboard the last flight of United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

Watch live: ICESat-2 to launch on last trip for Delta II rocket

UPI - Sat 15 Sep 18

NASA's ICESat-2 is scheduled to be carried into space by a ULA Delta II rocket on Saturday morning.

ICESat-2 to measure polar sea ice with unprecedented precision

UPI - Fri 14 Sep 18

NASA's ICESat-2 -- scheduled to launch into space on Saturday -- will help scientists measure the movement and thickness of polar ice.

New NASA Satellite's Lasers Will Track Tiny Changes in Polar Ice

Wired Science - Fri 14 Sep 18

NASA's ICESat-2 will watch over the planet's polar ice to improve forecasts of sea level rise.

Baikonur Facilities to Undergo Overhaul Before OneWeb Satellites Launch - Source

SpaceDaily - Mon 17 Sep 18

Baikonur, Kazakhstan (Sputnik) Sep 17, 2018 The assembly and testing facility of the Baikonur cosmodrome which will be used for the launch of OneWeb satellites atop Russian rockets will go ...

NASA puts laser satellite in space to track ice loss

The Hindu - Sat 15 Sep 18

ICESat-2 will help estimate elevation change in the Greenland and Antarctic sheets

ICESat-2 to measure movement, thickness of polar sea ice

SpaceDaily - Sat 15 Sep 18

Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2018 For climate scientists, the poles are ground zero. Around the North and South poles, climate change is happening faster and more dramatically. To better understand ...