The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history a few months ago when it landed the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the moon’s darkest side. The Indian space agency is now working with NASA, the American space agency. NASA and ISRO are both planning on a collaborative space project that will launch in early 2024. The mission is known as NISAR, which stands for NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar. This will be an Earth-observation mission, and NASA will assist ISRO in establishing its first space station. Let us investigate why ISRO and NASA are carrying on this project.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson recently visited India. He visited ISRO’s Bengaluru facility, where NISAR is being tested. This involves space shuttle tests and the collaboration between NASA and ISRO.
What do we know about NISAR?
The NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar will study Earth and is the first radar imaging satellite to employ dual frequencies, according to NASA. If all goes according to plan, the NISAR will most likely be launched in January of next year. The NISAR will map the elevation and movement of Earth’s land masses as well as its ice sheets four to six times each month using sophisticated radar imaging technology. This will be done at a resolution of 5-10 metres.
The primary goal of the NISAR satellite is to examine some of our planet’s most complex and profound natural processes. Ecosystem disruptions, ice-sheet collapse, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides are among them.
How will the information gathered by NISAR assist us? With the use of this data, scientists and technological specialists will be able to conduct in-depth research on the evolution of the earth’s crust. Furthermore, they will be able to foresee and study natural calamities. It will also aid in a better understanding of our planet’s natural resources. To top it all off, all of the data will be made freely available.