FUEGO’s scientific objective is to detect the very beginnings of wildfires, and to provide real-time information on a fire’s intensity, evolution and movement. The system is an imager operating in two IR bands (4 and 9 microns wavelength), with a visible context imager. For more, see the FUEGO website.
Carl Pennypacker, Tim Ball (Fireball Information Technology)
Cathy Chou, Harald Frey, Chaincy Kuo, Chris Schmidt (U. Wisc), Bill Tennant (Teledyne), Ed Wishnow
Geostationary, longitude ~115 W