An important step in the cooperation between the two nations in the sphere of space research was made on March 8, 2023, when a C-17 aircraft from the US Air Force landed in Bengaluru and delivered the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) to the Indian space agency. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are collaborating to develop the NISAR Earth observation satellite.
All You Need to Know About NISAR Collab!
NISAR was planned by NASA and ISRO 8 years ago in 2014 as a potent demonstration of radar’s potential as a scientific tool and to aid in our more in-depth understanding of Earth’s dynamic land and ice surfaces. From the Satish Dhawan Space Center, it will be launched into a close-to-polar orbit in January 2024. For a minimum of 3 years, the satellite will be in operation. An LEO observatory is what it is. In just 12 days, NISAR will scan the whole world.
NISAR, the pioneering radar system deployed in space, will perform a systematic Earth mapping by precisely measuring minute surface variations with two distinct radar frequencies. With the extensive data and insights provided by NISAR, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of Earth’s system, climate change, ecosystem disruptions, and natural calamities. This valuable information will contribute to enhancing awareness about the processes influencing our planet.
The information regarding crop growth, soil moisture, and changes in land use provided by the data will be used to enhance agriculture management and food security. The mission will offer information for managing and monitoring infrastructure, including surveillance of urbanization, deforestation, and oil spills. The satellite will assist in observing and comprehending how climate change is affecting the terrestrial surface of the planet, including glacier melt, sea level rise, and adjustments to carbon storage.
What is the full form of NISAR?
NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Rader