Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite

NASA funds new satellite-based tool to detect wildfires

Wildfires can be easier detected thanks to the new satellite-based tool (Image: NASA)

NASA has funded a new satellite-based fire detection tool in operation now at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS).

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Advanced Tool for Weather Forecasting Turned On Aboard NPP

Experts managing the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, formerly the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project, say that the spacecraft has just turned on an instrument that will make it extremely suited for weather forecasting.

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Mon, 13/02/2012 - 15:37
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