As recently, NASA and ISRO have joined hands for the biggest collaboration project between them. Here are few things you should know about this project.
- The full form of NISAR is NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar mission
- NISAR will be a dual frequency (L & S Band) Radar Imaging Satellite.
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- This synthetic aperture radar satellite will be around 2,600 kg.
- The satellite will observe and measure changes in the earth’s surface, ice sheet collapses and natural calamities.
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- ISRO will be responsible for design and development of S-band SAR, Spacecraft Bus, data transmission system, spacecraft integration and testing, launch using heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) and on-orbit operations.
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- The NASA laboratory will be responsible for design and development of L-band SAR, 12m unfurlable antenna and its deployment elements, global positioning system (GPS) and data recorder.
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- The data gathered from this mission will help build climate resilience and potentially save lives.
- This satellite will also be useful for different kinds of applications, which include natural resources mapping & monitoring; estimating agricultural biomass over full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods and oil slicks; coastal erosion, coastline changes and variation of winds in coastal waters; assessment of mangroves; surface deformation studies and others.
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- The satellite will be able to measure earth crust movement minutely, up to millimeters.
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- ISRO and JPL/ NASA are working towards the launching of this mission by 2021 and both agencies have obtained necessary approvals from respective governments.
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We congratulate and wish both agencies all the best for this upcoming mission.