Wild Fires

NASA develops new FireSat system to detect wildfires

FireSat will consist of a network of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors loaded in a network of satellites to detect wildfires (Imagery: Quadra Pi R2E).
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, based in Pasadena, California is developing a new network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with the private company Quadra Pi R2E, which is based in San Francisco, California. The new sensors are designed to improve the detection of wildfires.  FireSat is expected to be launched by June 2018.
 
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Indonesia: Sumatra is covered with haze from ongoing fires

satellite image of fires in Indonesia

Since February, many fires have broken out on the Sumatra peninsula in Indonesia, as UN-SPIDER reported; many of them were deliberately set in order to clean the land. Although this is illegal, it is still a common practice in the region. NASA’s satellites Terra and Aqua monitor these fires from Space.

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USA: Satellites capture Colorado Wildfires

Aqua image of the fires in Colorado, USA collected at 1:40 p.m. MDT

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites with their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors captured Black Forest fires in Colorado on June 12, 2013, as NASA reported on their website.

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