GHGSat operates the world’s first satellite system capable of monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas (AQG) emissions from any industrial site in the world. GHGSat’s first satellite, GHGSat-D (or “Claire”) was launched in June 2016 and is measuring sites around the world every day. Two more satellites are also on order.
- Targets a miniature spectrometer, on a nanosatellite, at individual emissions sources
- Detects specific gases from those sources with innovative algorithms
- Delivers unique data products to customers
- Requires no on-site equipment or presence
Gases are monitored with a precision in parts per million / billion, depending on the species, with spatial resolution in tens of meters.