ISRO to assist in search ops, to use RISAT for tracing missing aircraft

23 July, Chennai

Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) would be assisting the search operations to trace themissing IAF aircraft AN-32 that went missing yesterday, byusing its Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT).

According to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar, the RISAT could take pictures both during day and night. It could see through the clouds and take pictures.

He said the active microwave remote sensing in the satelliteprovides cloud penetration and day-night imaging capability.

Stating that the Indian Space agency was looking into the satellite datas that could throw some light on the missing aircraft, Kiran Kumar said the beacon signals from AN-32 was not picked by the ISRO satellites as there were no signals.

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