Full Name Technologie-Erprobungsträger 1 / Technology On Orbit Verification (TET-1) Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 22 Jul 2012
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Sep 2019
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.8 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 420 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 11:27:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The FireBIRD mission uses the TET-1 (Technologie-Erprobungsträger 1;Technology Experiment Carrier 1) and BIROS (Bi-spectral InfraRed Optical System) satellites to detect high temperature events on Earth’s surface. They can also precisely capture small, low energy events thanks to the sensitivity of the sensors and the high precision and resolution. These might include heat irregularities such as volcanoes, burning ships, industry hotspots, gas flares, chemical heat generation and smouldering fires.
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