NASA-ISRO to launch water-related satellite together

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New Delhi, Feb 26: US Space agency NASA has said that it is likely to launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with ISRO.

The project, named as The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Synthetic Aperture Radar, will include the launching of a series of satellites related to water and drought.

Some of the other satellites to be launched include Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2); Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow-on and Surface Water Ocean Topography mission.

NASA said,"These satellite missions join more than a dozen NASA airborne sensors focused on regional-scale issues, understanding detailed Earth science processes and calibrating and validating NASA satellites."

"NASA monitors Earth's vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth's interconnected natural systems with long-term data records and computer analysis tools to better see how our planet is changing," it further added.

"The agency shares this unique knowledge with the global community and works with institutions in the United States and around the world that contribute to understanding and protecting our home planet," it said.

According to a report by NDTV, NASA said it likely to launch three new Earth science missions this year that will contribute to water-related national policy decisions and water cycle research. [Read more]

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