05 Июнь 2023
Special correspondent of TASS, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin photographed large fires on the territory of Canada from the International Space Station (ISS).
The footage shows pockets of the natural elements and a plume of smoke from them.
In 2013, Roscosmos joined the international charter, which provides assistance to countries affected by emergencies by providing remote sensing data on disaster areas free of charge.
Currently, the strongest wildfires are raging in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Alberta. Firefighters from the USA and South Africa will arrive in the near future to help extinguish them. Earlier it was reported that almost 240 thousand households lost power supply due to forest fires that began in the eastern Canadian province of Quebec.
On November 17, 2021, TASS and Roscosmos signed a memorandum of cooperation, according to which the agency's office was opened on the ISS. Cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin became the first special correspondent of TASS. His flight lasted 12 days. Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev became the second special correspondent of the agency. Dmitry Petelin is currently working at the TASS office on the ISS.