Full Name WildFireSat
aka WFS
Status Planned
Mission Agencies CSA, ECCC, NRCAN Launch Date 2028
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2032
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International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 650 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 24 days
Objectives and Applications A system consisting of several satellites, carrying an a suite of cameras providing co-registered MWIR, LWIR, and VNIR radiometric imagery. The satellite(s) will monitor wildfires daily, in late afternoon, to support 1) wildfire management and research, 2) smoke and air quality forecasting and 3) wildfire carbon emission reporting. The mission will be designed for an operational lifetime of 5 years, but with sufficient consumables for 7 years.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols CWFMS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature CWFMS
Radiation budget CWFMS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) CWFMS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields CWFMS
LandVegetation CWFMS
Surface temperature (land) CWFMS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) CWFMS
Inland Waters CWFMS
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) CWFMS
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness CWFMS
Mission Instruments
CWFMS - Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring Sensor
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