Mission: NISAR

Credit: NASA

When will NISAR launch?

Planned to launch in 2023

Where will NISAR be?

464 miles (747 km) from Earth

What will NISAR do?

NISAR, the short name for the NASA-ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Synthetic Aperture Radar mission, will use radar to see through the clouds. It will measure the all of the world’s land and ice twice every 12 days. It will study natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides NISAR will also track the motion of ice caps, glaciers and sea ice. It can also detect changes in ecosystems and monitor groundwater and soil moisture.

Learn more about NISAR.