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Satellite details
Acronym NI-SAR
Full name NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the NISAR programme.
  • Main mission: hydrology, soil moisture, biomass.
  • Mission implemented by two coordinated SARs, in L- and S- band, respectively.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 747 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency NASAISRO
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2024 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2024-03-25
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on NI-SAR

Acronym Full name
SAR-L (NISAR) SAR-L for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
SAR-S (NISAR) SAR-S for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-L active 1.2575 GHz 80 MHz - L-band SAR
SAR-S active 3.2 GHz 75 MHz - S-band SAR