ISRO has confirmed that they are joining 36th scientific mission to Antarctica this year and also sending 4 teams.

Teams are from :

  • Space application center Ahmadabad.
  • Space physics laboratory Thiruvananthapuram.
  • National Remote Sensing Center Dehradun
  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Dehradun

The main objective of the mission is to install stakes on ice for Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) measurement around indias two Antarctica bases Bharati and Maitri. Another objective of the mission is to study snow melt and freeze dynamics in Antarctica using space and land base observations.

Mission has been organized by NCAOR