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nLIGHT Semiconductor Lasers on NASA ICESat-2 Scheduled to Launch September 15 to Measure Changing Earth Heights

Date Announced: 29 Aug 2018

Laser altimeter will measure changing levels of ice once launched next month.

VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- nLIGHT, Inc. (LASR), is proud to announce that its high power semiconductors lasers are part of the transmitting laser technology that form the heart of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on September 15, 2018.

ICESat-2 will use a laser altimeter to measure, track and report on changes to the earth’s surface. This includes measuring ice-covered poles, taking stock of forests, mapping ocean surfaces and characterizing clouds.

More information on the ICESat-2 mission is available at https://icesat-2.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Source: nLight

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