Mission to spot fires from afar

Mission to spot fires from afar
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Mission to spot fires from afar

The BIROS (Bispectral InfraRed Optical System) micro-satellite is the size of a refrigerator and weighs about 130 kilograms. From 500 kilometres high it will be able to keep an eye on high temperature events on Earth.

The BIROS (Bispectral InfraRed Optical System) micro-satellite is the size of a refrigerator and weighs about 130 kilograms. From 500 kilometres high it will be able to keep an eye on high temperature events on Earth.

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