OroraTech is an early-stage start-up located in the heart of Munich and is eager to become the first global wildfire detection and monitoring service from space. We are a team of 23 people tackling one important problem – and that’s wildfires! Wildfires are still a huge worldwide challenge: the detection process is still often way too slow. In larger areas, such as forests in Russia or Canada, it can take several hours up to an entire day until wildfires are noticed. Fuelled by rising global temperatures, wildfires have become frequent, catastrophic, expensive, and difficult to contain. In Europe, the wildfire season has been prolonged to over five months with fires escalating very quickly. Preventing wildfires is nearly impossible since the causes are unpredictable. Local authorities and firefighters require a precise and fast warning system to combat the fires as early as possible. We at OroraTech have found a solution to this ever-growing problem: Our cutting-edge technology dramatically shortens and automates the wildfire detection process. We offer a wildfire detection service based on global infrared imaging. How is this possible? OroraTech has developed a patented nanosatellite – the size of a shoebox – equipped with a patent-pending infrared sensor. We are building these nanosatellites ourselves and bringing, not only 1, but 100 of them up into the so-called low-earth-orbit. With this constellation of nanosatellites, we can track every point on earth, every 30 minutes with a very high resolution and offer fast alerts to first responders around the globe.