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The joint ISRO-NASA space mission NISAR – The world’s most advanced Earth observation satellite to help scientists monitor climate change

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    Suchith Anand

    Dear colleagues
    The jointIndian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) mission calledNISAR will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applications.  NISAR’s data can help people worldwide better manage natural resources and hazards, as well as providing information for scientists to better understand the effects and pace of climate change. 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. 
    NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR)is a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) observatory being jointly developed by NASA and ISRO. NISAR will map the entire globe in 12 days and provide spatially and temporally consistent data for understanding changes in Earth’s ecosystems, ice mass, vegetation biomass, sea level rise, ground water and natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.
    NISAR is the most advanced satellite built by any country till now for Earth observation. NISAR will be the first radar of its kind in space to systematically map Earth, using two different radar frequencies (L-band and S-band) to measure changes of our planet’s surface, including movements as small as centimeter.
    NISAR is set to launch from Sriharikota spaceport in India in early 2024. 
    Details at 
    I thank all scientists at ISRO and NASA who worked on this important mission that will benefit all humanity.
    Best wishes
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate

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