Chandrayaan 3 is about to launch today. But another big news has made Indians proud of ISRO again. As per our news sources, A Big collaboration is in making to launch an informational space giant. In fact, NASA is collaborating with India to launch Earth Observing Satellite. NISAR is the name of the satellite.Summary
Bengaluru, India. Engineers at Bengaluru joined two components to make it one. It is informed that NISAR is a 50-50 collaboration between NASA and ISRO. It is the first time in history that the two agencies have cooperated on hardware development for an Earth-observing mission. JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, leads the U.S. component of the project and is providing the mission’s L-band SAR. NASA is also providing the radar reflector antenna, the deployable boom, a high-rate communication subsystem for science data, GPS receivers, a solid-state recorder, and a payload data subsystem. URSC, the ISRO component of the mission, is providing the spacecraft bus, the S-band SAR electronics, the launch vehicle, and associated launch services and satellite mission operations.
The NISAR satellite is currently testing phase. As per the sources, it is undergoing performance testing. Aftermath, several rounds of environmental testing will be conducted. It will be done for ensuring its capability to withstand the rigors of launch and meet all of its operational requirements once in orbit. After completing the testing phase, it will be transported about 220 miles (350 kilometers) eastward to Satish Dhawan Space Centre, where it will be inserted into its launch fairing, mounted atop ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-II rocket, and sent into low Earth orbit.
This satellite is made to accomplish a significant mission. This Earth Observing Satellite will monitor nearly every part of the Earth. It will do this at least once every 12 days. This monitoring will ultimately help space scientists to understand, among other observables, the dynamics of forests, wetlands, and agricultural lands.