Measuring Earth’s changing ecosystems

The trailblazer for NASA’s Earth System Observatory, the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) will be the first radar of its kind in space to systematically map Earth, using two different radar frequencies (L-band and S-band) to measure changes in our planet’s surface less than a centimeter across. The mission, being developed by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applications. Planned launch is 2023.

Learn more about NASA’s NISAR mission.