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BIRD
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Bird
German earth land resources satellite.

Status: Operational 2001. First Launch: 2001-10-22. Last Launch: 2001-10-22. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 94 kg (207 lb).

BIRD (Bispectral IR Detector) was a 94 kg German research minisatellite testing a new sensor for Earth imaging studies, detecting forest fires and other hot spots and studying vegetation changes. The technology demonstrator was to help in the design a major remote sensing array of infrared detectors.


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BIRD 1 Technology, Earth observation (infra-red) satellite for DLR, Germany. Launched 2001.

Family: Earth, Earth land resource sat. Country: Germany. Launch Vehicles: PSLV. Launch Sites: Sriharikota, Sriharikota PSLV. Bibliography: 2, 296.
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2001 October 22 - . 04:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • BIRD - . Mass: 1,108 kg (2,442 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: ISRO. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: BIRD. USAF Sat Cat: 26959 . COSPAR: 2001-049C. Apogee: 529 km (328 mi). Perigee: 509 km (316 mi). Inclination: 97.9000 deg. Period: 95.00 min.

    BIRD (Bispectral IR Detector) was a 94 kg German research minisatellite testing a new sensor for Earth imaging studies, detecting forest fires and other hot spots and studying vegetation changes. BIRD was released by the PS4 upper stage 40 seconds after the primary TES satellite payload had been deployed. The technology demonstrator was to help in the design a major remote sensing array of infrared detectors.



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