NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab Scientists with IIT Madras Students! Dr. Yunjin Kim, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Project Manager, NASA- Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) and Dr. Alok Chaterjee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, Interface Manager for NISAR presented an overview of NASA and JPL collaborations with ISRO and the NISAR partnership at IIT Madras, recently. Following the presentation there was an interactive session between scientists and IIT Madras students.
The NISAR mission partnership between NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation will use advanced radar imaging to provide an unprecedented, detailed view of Earth. The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite is designed to observe and take measurements of some of the planet's most complex processes, including ecosystem disturbances, ice-sheet collapse, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides. Data collected from NISAR will reveal information about the evolution and state of Earth's crust, help scientists better understand our planet's processes and changing climate, and aid future resource and hazard management.