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India-US to Launch Joint Satellite to study earthquakes and their patterns (analysed from The Google news)

Indian space agency ISRO and America's space agency NASA are showing progress to jointly launch a satellite four years from now to monitor climate change and deformations in Earth's crust.

Towards that, Indian space agency ISRO and America's space agency NASA have agreed to launch from India a jointly made earth observing satellite, four years from now. It will be NISAR or the NASA-ISRO synthetic Aperture Radar helps look at crustal deformations and will help in earthquake detection.

About ISRO

ISRO is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space, science research and planetary exploration"

Mission  :

1. Design and development of launch vehicles and related technologies for providing access to space.

2. Design and development of satellites and related technologies for earth observation, communication, navigation, meteorology and space science.

3. Indian National Satellite (INSAT) programme for meeting telecommunication, television broadcasting and developmental applications.

4. Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) programme for management of natural resources and monitoring of environment using space based imagery.

5. Space based Applications for Societal development.

6. Research and Development in space science and planetary exploration.

 

Objectives:

1. Operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

2. Developmental flight of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV- Mk II).

3. Development of heavy lift Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III).

4. Design, Development and Realization of Communication Satellites.

5. Design, Development and Realization of Earth Observation Satellites.

6. Development of Navigation Satellite Systems.



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