FIRESATFire-Detection Satellite System (previously known as Integrated Hazard Information System)
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Currently, satellite-based wildfire sensors can only identify blazes about two times per day and send out large images, but FireSat will be able to transmit low-resolution images every minute, and also identify the longitude and latitude of the fire, allowing for nearly constant communication to those on the ground.
The first array of FireSat sensors is scheduled to launch in late 2017, with full implementation to be completed in 2018.
(11) The act renames the IHIS system "FIRESAT." Funding for this program has not been authorized since FY2000.