Saturday NASA launched a monitoring device they are calling: ICESAT-2, which stands for ice, cloud, and land elevation satellite.
The satellite will provide critical observations of earth’s changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice to measure the height of earth’s ice.
Scientists want to see how fast polar ice is melting and what areas are seeing the biggest losses.
It is said to be NASA’s most advanced laser instrument of its kind.
The launch happened around 9 am eastern time Saturday.