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VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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/.
About nLIGHT, Inc.
nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR). nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace and defense applications. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China and Finland.
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