ESA BIC Bavaria mentee OroraTech, a spin-off of the Technical University Munich, is developing a constellation of nanosatellites for their global automated wildfire detection system. The satellites are equipped with thermal (infrared) cameras, which measure the temperature of the Earth’s surface. With a planned constellation of 100 cubesats, OroraTech will be able to measure every point on Earth several times per hour. Their first application is focusing on developing an early-warning and analysis tool for wildfires. The future potential for further applications is huge, including precise severe weather warnings, locating urban heat islands and even measuring soil evaporation.
Forbes Magazine is featuring OroraTech in its June 2019 edition “30 under 30”. The full article titled “Aus dem Weltall Feuer löschen” is available online (in German only).
OroraTech entered its one-year incubation programme at ESA BIC Bavaria’s Oberpfaffenhofen location in October 2018.
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ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria promotes companies with disruptive products and digital businesses in areas such as robotics, mobile, mobility, automotive, aviation, satellites, etc. Since 2004, AZO has supported more than 162 startups to date with its ESA BIC Bavaria with an annual turnover of around EUR 150 million in 2018, creating more than 2,800 high-tech jobs in Bavaria and involving more than EUR 50 million in venture capital in 2018. What’s more, the first IPO of an ESA BIC alumnus took place in 2017. ESA BIC Bavaria is one of the most successful incubation programmes in Europe. For more information, please visit www.esa-bic.de