NASA signs agreement with ISRO to use data from Oceasat II

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Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has entered an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to use data from the Indian satellite Oceansat-II.

The agreement will pave the way for NASA to use data from Oceansat-II for its research, education, weather forecasting, and other activities aimed at the public good.

The agreement in this regard was signed by Michael Freilich, Director Earth Science Division, NASA and Ranganath Navalgund, Director, Space Application Centre, on the sidelines of Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

Oceansat-II, which was launched in September, was designed to provide service continuity for operational users of the Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) instrument.

The satellite contains eight bands of the OCM to study ocean biology, Ku band pencil beam, Scatterometer to measure sea surface wind vectors and radio occultation sounder for atmosphere. (ANI)

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