27-05-2017 10:21 AM | Pooja Nevewani | My Indian Dream
NASA and ISRO are working on an historic space mission together to launch the world's most expensive earth satellite by 2021.
A historic agreement has been signed between world’s two big space research agencies for making world’s most expensive Earth satellite. The mission is aimed to observe Earth and create a byway for future Mars missions.
The project is being named NISAR- NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar; wherein National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will jointly work on and is scheduled to be launched in 2021. Two documents were signed between NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and ISRO Chairman K.Radhakrishnan in Toronto to commence the joint space mission. An agreement was already signed between the U.S. and India during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S. in 2014.
The project will require two frequency RADARs: a L-band 24 centimetre and a S-band 13. L-band is being developed by NASA and S-band by ISRO. The satellite will take weekly pictures of earth that will help in knowing the movements of tectonic plates, ice cover and changes in the vegetation in various parts of part. It will also observe complex earthly processes like the ecosystem disturbances, depletion in polar ice sheets and many other natural calamities.
The satellite will be launched from India after four years using a Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.
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