Claire’s 3rd Birthday

CLAIRE'S 3RD BIRTHDAY

Claire's 3rd Birthday

On June 21st, 2016, GHGSat made history by launching the world’s first satellite that can directly monitor greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities, anywhere in the world. GHGSat-D, or Claire, as we have affectionately named her, was named after the daughter of a member of our science team as a demonstration that GHGSat is about more than just technology and revenue, we want to build a better future for the next generation.

GHGSat in orbit

Indian Polaris Rocket

Carried to orbit onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle provided by the Indian Space Research Organization, Claire has exceeded all expectations and has captured incredible observations that would not have been possible before her launch. With 4000+ observations under her belt, Claire continues to provide actionable data for GHGSat and our customers. To see a sample of some of Claire’s observations over the years scroll through the gallery below.

QUICK FACTS

GHGSat - D

  • Weight: 15kg
  • Gases Claire can detect: Methane & carbon dioxide
  • Orbit: Sun-synchronous polar orbit
  • Field of view: 12km x 12km
  • Pixel size: 50m