ISRO-NASA satellite NISAR scheduled to be launched by 2022

In this news, we discuss the ISRO-NASA satellite NISAR scheduled to be launched by 2022.

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is expected to launch by 2022, as India and the United States agree to share space situational awareness information, which will catalyze efforts to create the conditions for a safe and sustainable space environment. The two sides also expressed their intention to continue the Indo-American space dialogue as well as the discussions on the areas of potential cooperation in space defense.

A joint statement, issued after the 2 + 2 strategic dialogue between Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and their US counterparts, Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark T Esper , said: “… Ministers applauded the collaboration between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR ) to be launched by 2022. ”The space agencies of the two countries signed an agreement in 2014 to lead the joint NISAR mission to co-develop and launch a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar on a satellite of Earth observation. “The ministers also looked forward to sharing information on spatial situational awareness, which will catalyze efforts to create the conditions for a safe, stable and sustainable space environment,” he said.

Ministers welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation in Earth observation and earth sciences between the Department of Earth Sciences and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , indicates the joint press release. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding will aim to develop a better understanding of regional and global meteorological origins in the Indian Ocean and advance common research goals in meteorology, oceanography and management of living marine resources, he said. he declares.

News Highlights:

  • The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding will aim to develop a better understanding of regional and global meteorological origins in the Indian Ocean and advance common research goals in meteorology, oceanography and management of living marine resources, he said. he declares.
  • ISRO-NASA NISAR satellite set to launch by 2022
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