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A firefighting tanker makes a drop over the Grandview Fire near Sisters, Ore., on July 11, 2021.Oregon Fire Department

NBC News: Using satellites and AI, space-based technology is shaping the future of firefighting

July 24, 2021, 1:30 AM PDT

By Alicia Victoria Lozano

The current space race isn’t just for billionaires.

Using satellites, drones and artificial intelligence, emerging technology is changing the way firefighting agencies and governments battle the ever-increasing threat of wildfires as hundreds of thousands of acres burn across the western United States.