Technology

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.

GHGSat Technology v2

GHGSat’s system:

  • 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.