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ISRO receives Indo-US jointly developed NISAR satellite
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) received the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) satellite from the U.S. space agency in Bengaluru. NISAR is a Low Earth Orbit observatory jointly developed by NASA and ISRO.
A US air force C17 cargo plane carried the payload to Bengaluru. The payload jointly developed by NASA and ISRO will be integrated with the Earth Observation Satellite in U R Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru and undergo various tests.
The Space Mission is part of India-US civil space collaboration. NISAR with the largest ever radar antenna, 12 meters long drum shaped, wire mesh reflector extended from a 30 foot boom, is the most advanced radar system that will study natural hazards, melting sea ice, and groundwater supply.
The GSLV Mark II launch vehicle of ISRO will launch the Earth Observation Satellite from its launch pad in Sriharikota early next year.