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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ICESat-2 -
Full Name Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite 2 Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 15 Sep 2018
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2021
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43613 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-070A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 92 deg
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 91 days
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission life, 5-year goal. Continue the assessment of polar ice changes and measure vegetation canopy heights, allowing estimates of biomass and carbon in aboveground vegetation in conjunction with related missions, and allow measurements of solid earth properties.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols ATLAS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ATLAS
Cloud particle properties and profile ATLAS
LandLandscape topography ATLAS
Vegetation ATLAS
Snow & IceIce sheet topography ATLAS
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness ATLAS
Mission Instruments
ATLAS - Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 40 )
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics V002

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 40 results)
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V002
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V003
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles V004
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics V002

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