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FOREST 2 [Orora Technologies]

FOREST 2 (Forest Observation and Recognition Experimental Smallsat Thermal Detector) is a prototype satellite by Orora Technologies (OroraTech) to detect wild fires. It is the precursor mission to a larger constellation of wild fire detection satellites.

The FOREST-2 satellite is based on an enlarged 6U CubeSat version of Spire Global's Lemur-2 cubesat and features customized experiments additionally to the standard Lemur payload.

It carries OroraTech’s unique and proprietary thermal-infrared camera and data processing unit designed to detect fires and transmit the data using Spire Global’s satellite and ground network. The technology will help identify and monitor the areas at risk of wildfires and enable early detection of wildfire hotspots.

FOREST 2 is an improved version of the FOREST 1 prototype.

Nation: Germany, USA
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: Spire Global for Orora Technologies
Contractors: Spire Global (satellite), Orora Technologies (payload)
Equipment: thermal-infrared camera
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FOREST 2 (Lemur-2 166, Lemur-2 Embrionovis) 2023-084AQ 12.06.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with W-Series 1, Skykraft Deployer 3, Skykraft 3A, ..., 3D, ICEYE X23, X25, X26, X30, GHOSt 3, Grégoire, Runner 1, Tomorrow R2, QPS-SAR 6, ÑuSat 40, ..., 43, Aces 1, ..., 4, HOTSAT 1, AFR, DROID.001, MuSat 1, ION-SCV 011, Outpost Mission 1, EPICHyper 2, Kelpie 2, Spei Satelles, ELO 4, MRC-100, Unicorn 2I, SATLLA 2I, URESAT 1, Istanbul, ROM 2, Orbiter SN3, Otter Pup, MDQSAT 1C, 1D, Pleiades-Squared, GEI-SAT Precursor, XVI, AII-Delta, Ayris 1, 2, EIVE, FOREST 2, Lemur-2 167, 168, MISR-A 1, MISR-B 2, Tiger 4, FOSSASat FEROX 1, ..., 4, SpaceBEE 168, ..., 179


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