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India, US To Launch Joint Microwave Satellite For Earth Observation

India, US To Launch Joint Microwave Satellite For Earth Observation
  • India and the United States are set to elevate their space collaboration to new heights with the upcoming joint launch of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, in a recent meeting with a high-level NASA delegation led by Administrator Mr. Bill Nelson, announced the launch schedule for the first quarter of the next year.
  • NISAR, slated for launch aboard India’s GSLV, is a microwave remote sensing satellite designed for comprehensive Earth observation. The satellite’s data will be instrumental in studying diverse aspects, including land ecosystems, solid earth deformation, mountain and polar cryosphere dynamics, sea ice behavior, and coastal ocean phenomena at both regional and global scales.
  • The integration process of NISAR is well underway, with ISRO’s S-band SAR seamlessly integrated with NASA’s L-band SAR at JPL/NASA. Currently undergoing testing at URSC, Bangalore, with active participation from NASA/JPL officials, the integrated L & S band SAR promises cutting-edge capabilities for Earth observation.

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Published date : 30 Nov 2023 10:42AM

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