Eyes in space to spot bushfire dangers

A new satellite being designed at ANU will be able to tell firefighters where bushfires are more likely to start. A new satellite will be able to tell firefighters where bushfires are more likely to start.

We are excited to announce that our ANU Institute for Space mission specialists Marta Yebra of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU and the ANU Research School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and Rob Sharp of the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre are leading the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain.

Check out the ANU media release here and watch a video too!

Their story made headlines around the world at ABC RadioThe Canberra Times, Seven News Australia, BBC News, the Herald Sun, Radio 2GB, MSN.com and France24!

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Kathleen Sweetapple
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