ISRO's new feather in cap: NASA joins to develop data satellite

Team WOWRAL Jun 27, 2016

NASA will join ISRO to develop a synthetic aperture radar satellite.

NASA will join ISRO to develop a synthetic aperture radar satellite.

NASA and ISRO are functioning jointly to build up a synthetic aperture radar satellite to monitor and determine ecosystem turbulences, ice-sheet collapses and natural dangers.

The information gathered from this mission will help put up climate flexibility and potentially save lives, said the U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Richard Rahul Verma.

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, is also functioning with the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to build up high resolution seasonal and long-term climate forecasts to get ready for the monsoons.

Mentioning that climate change ranks among the leading problems for the world along with violence, poverty, propagation of weapons of mass destruction, Mr. Verma said it was also a national security issue as it could possibly damage infrastructure, cause famines, migrations and disease outbreaks.

The Ambassador was speaking at the “The Future is Now” conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities and India’s Centre for Environment and Development (CED).

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