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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, and Kathy Mascetti "Space laser transmitter development for ICESat-2 mission", Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 757809 (17 February 2010);


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