Indian Space Research Organization is scheduled to launch a GSLV Mk II rocket as part of the NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) mission. The launch is scheduled on 03/31/2024 00:00 UTC for the Earth Science mission launching from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India. The status of the launch is Date/Time TBD. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the GSLV Mk II and experience the excitement for yourself.
Mission: NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar)
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR satellite, will use advanced radar imaging to map the elevation of Earth’s land and ice masses 4 to 6 times a month at resolutions of 5 to 10 meters. It is designed to observe and measure some of the planet’s most complex natural processes, including ecosystem disturbances, ice-sheet collapse, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.
Under the terms of the agreement, NASA will provide the mission’s L band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), a high-rate telecommunication subsystem for scientific data, GPS receivers, a solid-state recorder, and a payload data subsystem. ISRO will provide the satellite bus, an S band synthetic aperture radar, the launch vehicle, and associated launch services.
Rocket: GSLV Mk II
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II (GSLV Mk II) is the largest launch vehicle developed by India, which is currently in operation. This fourth generation launch vehicle is a three stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons. The indigenously developed cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), which is flight proven, forms the third stage of GSLV Mk II. From January 2014, the vehicle has achieved four consecutive successes.
Agency: Indian Space Research Organization
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”