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  • 19 March, 2021

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NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar

NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar

ISRO and NASA signed a partnership in 2014, to collaborate on and launch NISAR (NASA-ISRO SAR) by 2022.

About NISAR:

  • NASA is providing L-band SAR, a high-rate communication subsystem for science data, etc.,
  • ISRO is providing the S-band radar, and launch services.
  • NISAR is a Synthetic Aperture Radar that can produce extremely high-resolution images for a joint earth observation satellite mission.
  • It will be the first satellite mission to use 2 radar frequencies (L-band and S-band) to measure changes in Earth’s surface less than a centimetre across.
  • NISAR will observe Earth’s land and ice-covered surfaces, sampling Earth on average every 6 days for a baseline 3-year mission.
  • Radar penetrates clouds and darkness, enabling NISAR to collect data day and night in any weather.

Source: TH


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