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ISRO-NASA Joint Mission NISAR to be launched in 2023

Published on August 01, 2021
Current Context: The ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and the NASA ( National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to launch their joint mission named NISER (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite.
ISRO-NASA Joint Mission NISAR to be launched in 2023
  • The NISER mission will be launched in early 2023.
  • The NISER mission aims to measure changes in the earth’s surface globally with the help of advanced radar images.
  • The mission is termed a dual-band (L-band and S-band) radar imaging mission. It is based on full polarimetric and interferometric modes of operation.
  • It will observe small changes in land, vegetation, and cryosphere.
  • Under this mission, L-band SAR and related systems are being developed by NASA and S-band SAR, spacecraft bus, launch vehicle, and related launch services are being developed by ISRO.
  • The mission will help to attain scientific objectives like understanding the impact of climate change on Earth's changing ecosystems, land and coastal processes, land deformations and cryosphere.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NASA: Washington DC, US
    • Administrator of NASA: Bill Nelson
    • HQ of ISRO: Bengaluru
    • Chairman of ISRO: Dr K. Sivan

Question: 

Q.1 When will be ISRO-NASA NISER (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite mission be launched?
a. 2023
b. 2024
c. 2022
d. 2025
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