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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an open house to see the Nation’s only 24/7 airborne stand-off chemical and radiological detection, infrared and photographic imagery platform. The Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) program aircraft will be on display along with examples of products from various missions, including photographs and maps.

EPA’s ASPECT program is capable of remotely detecting chemicals and radiation using an array of state-of-the-art chemical and radiological detectors, high resolution digital photography, video and GPS technology combined with sophisticated software applications. The end product is an identified chemical agent, radioisotope or image that is geospatially located and transmitted via SATCOM from the aircraft to decision makers on the ground, just minutes after a flyover.


Program staff will be available to provide informational tours of the aircraft and to answer questions about the program and its capabilities.


WHO:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

WHAT:
ASPECT Program Open House

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:
 Hap Arnold Center at the College Park Airport
1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, Md. 20740