ISRO and NASA to achieve NISAR mission by 2021: Jitendra Singh

  • ISRO and NASA to achieve NISAR mission by 2021: Jitendra Singh
04-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working towards fulfillment of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021. NASA will develop L-band SAR and ISRO is responsible for development of S-band SAR.

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday stated that NISAR mission will be integrated with ISRO’s spacecraft and launched on-board India’s GSLV.

The L and S band microwave data obtained from the satellite will be useful for variety of application, which include estimating agricultural biomass over full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods and oil slicks.

The NISAR mission will also variety the coastal erosion, coastline changes, assessment of mangroves, surface deformation studies and ice sheet dynamics.

Tags : ISRO NASA NISAR US-India SAR mission


Comments.
Leave a reply.