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Molex Fiber Used on NASA Climate Monitoring Satellite

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Molex LLC has announced that is Polymicro Technologies optical fiber is being used to build NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) for climate monitoring. The satellite, slated to be launched in 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will measure changes in Earth features such as melting ice sheets, thinning sea ice and growing trees. The Molex optical fiber will be used onboard ICESat-2 and in ground support equipment assemblies that enable integration and testing. The custom fibers are composed of high OH glass/glass fiber, including a glass...Read full article

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