NISAR: Watching the Earth Move Under Our Feet
Published: January 12, 2021
The joint U.S.-Indian NISAR satellite mission will use radar to observe a wide range of Earth processes, from the flow rates of glaciers and ice sheets to the dynamics of earthquakes and volcanos. NISAR can image Earth’s land masses at night and through clouds and will allow scientists to see places that have otherwise been obscured.
Despite the challenges of working during the Coronavirus pandemic, the science and engineering teams on both sides of the pond are determined to meet their mission objectives.
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite mission NISAR is scheduled to launch no earlier than 2022 from India’s Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India.