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  • NISAR KDP-B Review Passed - 02.12.2015 March 8, 2015
    NISAR KDP-B Review Passed - 02.12.2015
    NISAR KDP-B review occurred on February 12, 2015. The mission passed and is moving into Phase B.
  • NISAR SRR/MDR Passed December 9, 2014
    NISAR SRR/MDR Passed
    NISAR SRR/MDR review occurred on December 9-11, 2014. The mission passed and is preparing for NASA's KDP-B gate review.
  • 2014 NISAR Applications Workshop October 28, 2014
    2014 NISAR Applications Workshop
    NASA-ISRO SAR Mission Applications Workshop: Linking Mission Goals to Societal Benefit When: October 28-29, 2014 Where: US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, United States We will send out announcements to the community with future updates on registration and workshop details. If you would like to join a mailing list for the workshop, please send an email to nisar_applications-request@list.jpl.nasa.gov.
  • ISRO Instrument Design Review Passed March 27, 2014
    ISRO Instrument Design Review Passed
    March 27, 2014 ISRO Instrument Design Review Passed.
  • NISAR KDP-A Review Passed March 19, 2014
    NISAR KDP-A Review Passed
    NISAR KDP-A review occurred on March 19, 2014. The mission passed and is moving into Phase A.
  • NISAR Mission Concept Review Passed October 15, 2013
    NISAR Mission Concept Review Passed
    NASA-ISRO Project Team successfully conducted Mission Concept Review on October 15-16, 2013.

NISAR Concept
Using advanced radar imaging that will provide an unprecedented, detailed view of Earth, the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite is designed to observe and take measurements of some of the planet's most complex processes, including ecosystem disturbances, ice-sheet collapse, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.

Data collected from NISAR will reveal information about the evolution and state of Earth's crust, help scientists better understand our planet's processes and changing climate, and aid future resource and hazard management. The mission is a partnership between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization.

Scientific Instrument(s)
- L-band (24-centimeter wavelength) Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar
- S-band (12-centimeter wavelength) Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar