RE: ICESAT laser status?

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Jan 13 2006 - 11:03:21 EST

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    The green and infra-red laser is nadir pointing. This means it point towards the earth, so if the
    satellite is at the zenith, you should in theory see green laser light. You have to be close to
    the satellite ground track, to see direct laser light. 
    Not sure how far off track you can be, before you don't see reflected laser light off the stuff in
    the air.
    The laser fires 40 times a second.
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