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Satellite sensors would deliver global fire coverage

Submit on Friday, November 20th, 2015 22:56

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with Quadra Pi R2E. FireSat would be a constellation of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors on satellites designed to quickly locate wildfires around the globe. Once operational, FireSat would represent the most complete monitoring coverage of wildfires ever from space.

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