Mission: GEDI

Credit: NASA

When did GEDI launch?

December 5, 2018

Where is GEDI?

250 miles (400 km) from Earth (aboard the ISS)

What does GEDI do?

GEDI is short for the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation. GEDI is the first laser to create 3-D maps of Earth's forests and geographic features, such as how tall the forest is, how dense its branches are, and how its leaves are spaced throughout the canopy. GEDI is attached to the outside of the International Space Station.

Learn more about NASA’s GEDI.