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Spire Global and OroraTech Awarded Contract by Canadian Space Agency to Demonstrate Wildfire Detection Methods from Space

By GeoConnexion - 28th July 2023 - 10:49

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a contract to Spire Global, subsidiary ExactEarth to deliver preparatory work for implementation phases of a wildfire monitoring satellite. The contract is the initial step towards CSA’s planned WildFireSat mission, which aims to monitor all active wildfires in Canada from space on a daily basis to support wildfire management, provide Canadians with more precise information on smoke and air quality conditions, and more accurately measure the carbon emitted by wildfires. Spire will partner with Ororatech, a provider of space-based thermal intelligence, for the contract. The two firms have previously worked together on the successful launch of OroraTech’s wildfire detection and monitoring mission on a Spire satellite in 2022.

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