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

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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
Photo Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center



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.

CONTACT: 
melissa.taylor@nlight.net
(360) 566-4460

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9df511ec-169e-45fa-af46-e12b7c092f57

 

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