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San Diego Fires California
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San Diego Fires, California

January 17, 2006
Image acquired by the CHRIS instrument on the Proba micro-satellite, showing fire damage north east of San Diego, acquired 5 November 2003.

The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency. CHRIS is a push-broom spectrometer capable of imaging up to 200 spectral bands in the visible range. Together with the scanning and maneuvering capabilities of the spacecraft it supports Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) measurements used in land, sea and atmospheric observations.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Proba
  • Instrument: CHRIS
  • Acquisition: 05-Nov-2003
  • Center coordinates: lat. 32.44, lon. -117.10