CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Firebird-2 (BIROS) -
Full Name BIROS Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 22 Jun 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Dec 2020
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94.6 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 510 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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