What are NASA and ISRO intending to accomplish with the NISAR satellite?
On March 7, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) received the NASA- ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite. It was received from the U.S. space agency in Bengaluru.
NASA and ISRO have joined hands to work on the earth-observing mission. The mission will be launched in the year 2024.
We’re partnering with @ISRO to launch #NISAR, a new satellite that will give us a close-up look at changes in Earth’s crust using advanced radar imaging. What we learn could help people better manage natural disasters. https://t.co/DY69Nv4vL9 pic.twitter.com/B7eerkATpN— NASA (@NASA) February 3, 2023
Here are some facts you need to know about NISAR that you need to know!
The NASA ISRO SAR Mission is going to measure the planet's ecosystem, ice masses, and dynamic surfaces. This way, the mission is expected to provide massive information regarding groundwater, natural hazards, biomass, and sea level rise. The mission will also be supporting a myriad of other applications too.
Within 12-day regularity on ascending and descending passes, the mission will measure the land and ice-covered surfaces of Earth. As a baseline 3 year mission, NISAR will sample Earth on average every 6 days.