Fire­BIRD for ear­ly de­tec­tion of for­est fires

FireBIRD for early detection of forest fires
Fire­BIRD for ear­ly de­tec­tion of for­est fires
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FireBIRD for early detection of forest fires

The small satel­lite BIROS (Bis­pec­tral In­fraRed Op­ti­cal Sys­tem) and TET-1 (Tech­nol­o­gy Ex­per­i­ment Car­ri­er) form a high­ly ef­fi­cient pair for the ear­ly de­tec­tion of for­est fires in the Fire­BIRD (Fire Bis­pec­tral In­fraRed De­tec­tor) mis­sion. Their in­no­va­tive in­frared sen­sor sys­tem al­lows the satel­lites to pre­cise­ly mea­sure the spa­tial ex­pan­sion and heat de­vel­op­ment of fires.

The small satellite BIROS (Bispectral InfraRed Optical System) and TET-1 (Technology Experiment Carrier) form a highly efficient pair for the early detection of forest fires in the FireBIRD (Fire Bispectral InfraRed Detector) mission. Their innovative infrared sensor system allows the satellites to precisely measure the spatial expansion and heat development of fires.

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