The Indian area company and its counterpart in the US are nearing the creation later time in their joint challenge, utilising the sector’s costliest Earth imaging satellite tv for pc to review surrounding trade.
Prepared for liftoff within the first quarter of 2024, the NASA-ISRO Artificial Aperture Radar (NISAR) now not simplest addresses surrounding issues but in addition aids in forecasting earthquakes and tsunamis.
Laurie Leshin, Director of Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Management or NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, lauded the collaboration, calling it essentially the most vital technological partnership between the United States and Republic of India in area exploration historical past.
“It has been so exciting to have our colleagues from JPL here in Bengaluru, working shoulder-to-shoulder with their colleagues at ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation),” Lehsin told ANI in Bengaluru.
Speaking to NDTV, Lehsin said, “We’re so inspired with Chandrayaan-3 and the generation plans for Indian area exploration, and we sit up for having many extra partnerships between NASA and ISRO. The dignity for Republic of India’s area programme – it used to be already very prime as a result of Republic of India has completed such a lot in area – however now it’s off the charts.”
Know about NISAR mission
• NISAR is a joint effort between NASA and ISRO, marking their first collaboration on hardware development for an Earth-observing mission.
• The JPL, managed by Caltech in Pasadena, spearheads the US segment, contributing the L-band SAR, radar reflector antenna, deployable boom, communication subsystem, GPS receivers, solid-state recorder, and payload data subsystem.
• The U R Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru takes the lead for the ISRO component, providing the spacecraft bus, S-band SAR electronics, launch vehicle, launch services, and satellite mission operations.
• NISAR’s comprehensive monitoring, occurring approximately every 12 days, extends beyond climate change, encompassing the dynamics of forests, wetlands, and agricultural lands, enhancing scientific understanding across various observables.
“We are so excited to be working between NASA and ISRO on NISAR, which is a radar machine to looks at the surface of the earth and how it is changing. In India, they are interested in understanding how the mangrove environment at the coasts is changing. We will understand how ice sheets are changing and how earthquakes and volcanoes are happening all over the world…There are many different aspects to understand our earth better,” Leshin added.
( Inputs from ANI)