ISRO-NASA collaborate for NISAR satellite to study climate change and earthquakes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 April 2016, 09:15 PM

ISRO and NASA have joined hands to launch a satellite called NISAR that will help study earthquake and its patterns. To deal with the unprecedented rise in world temperatures 11 of the world's space agencies have agreed to launch a constellation of satellites to monitor the menace of climate change. The satellite is called NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR and is designed to observe earth over the periods of time to spot differences.

The satellite will help taking measurements of some of the earth's most complex processes, like ecosystem disturbances, melting ice sheets, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides. So both the space agencies have agreed to launch from India a jointly made earth observing satellite four years from now.

This project will not only help both the space agencies to understand seismic activity but also monitor landslides, estimate biomass and look for sea level changes. So far there are 130 Earth observing satellites in all but with no single coordinated effort. This might prove to be a landmark step in itself.

First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:44 AM

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