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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - NISAR -
Full Name NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
aka Dual Frequency SAR Mission
Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA, ISRO Launch Date Dec 2021
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 747 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle 12 days
Objectives and Applications 3-year mission to study solid earth deformation (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides), changes in ice (glaciers, sea ice) and changes in vegetation biomass
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandLandscape topography L-band SAR (NISAR)
Soil moisture S-band SAR (NISAR)
Vegetation L-band SAR (NISAR)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) L-band SAR (NISAR)
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness L-band SAR (NISAR)
Mission Instruments
L-band SAR (NISAR) - L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)
S-band SAR (NISAR) - S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (NISAR)
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