17 February 2010 Space laser transmitter development for ICESat-2 mission
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The first NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) was launched in January 2003 and placed into a nearpolar orbit whose primary mission was the global monitoring of the Earth's ice sheet mass balance. ICESat has accumulated over 1.8 B shots in space and provided a valuable dataset in the study of ice sheet dynamics over the past few years. NASA is planning a follow-on mission ICESat-2 to be launched tentatively in 2015. In this paper we will discuss the development effort of the laser transmitters for the ICESat-2 mission.
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Anthony W. Yu, Mark A. Stephen, Steven X. Li, George B. Shaw, Antonios Seas, Edward Dowdye, Elisavet Troupaki, Peter Liiva, Demetrios Poulios, Kathy Mascetti, "Space laser transmitter development for ICESat-2 mission", Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 757809 (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843342; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.843342
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