The responsive nature of Space Data’s SkySat™ platform and related SkySite® technologies are well-suited to U.S. Forest Service needs, such as communications support for combating wildfires and monitoring forest health. Floating a cost-effective SkySat™ radio repeater payload above forest fires provides a more responsive capability and more timely solution than a deploying a bulky terrestrial radio repeater, which runs the risk of damage if overtaken by fire. In addition to responsive voice communications, Space Data’s commercial 900 MHz GPS tracking capabilities have applications in the rural and remote areas typical of wildland fires or the need to deploy rescue operations, while supporting up-to-the-minute coordination of various emergency response systems and personnel.