NASA’s FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and San Francisco-based company Quadra Pi R2E are developing a space-based wildfire detector that can keep an eye on the whole world. This system, called FireSat, will be made up of over 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors installed on satellites in low-Earth orbit. It will be powerful enough to detect wildfires 35 to 50 feet wide within 15 minutes from the time they begin. And since wildfires spread very quickly , it will have the capability to contact authorities, so they can send emergency responders to the scene as early as possible. Source: NASA

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NASA’s FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space

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