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While government satellites provide a global picture of how global greenhouse gases are circulating, companies that want satellite imagery to reduce their methane emissions have only one choice so far, a Canadian company argues — their burgeoning satellite fleet, which will soon add its second member.
GHGSat announced today that its second satellite, Iris, is scheduled to be launched in August and will carry an instrument which incorporates almost 3 years of lessons learned from flying GHGSat’s demonstration satellite Claire (GHGSat-D).
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By now, most are familiar with the concept of satellites providing everything from phone service to colorful pictures of the Earth; however, looking at gases in the Earth’s atmosphere had, until then, been the specialization of space agencies such as NASA and ESA to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per satellite in the name of climate science.
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GHGSat, for example, is a Canadian company that is using satellites to detect large methane sources from space. The company has one satellite in orbit and plans to launch a second one this summer.
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Montreal, Canada-based GHGSat is building the GHGSat-C1 spacecraft to measure greenhouse gases emissions from industrial facilities around the world. GHGSat-C1 is a follow-on to the GHGSat-D spacecraft that has been operational in orbit since June 2016.
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A small company out of Montreal called GHGSat announced last month that it had raised US$10-million that will go toward building two microsatellites, both packed with sensors capable of pinpointing methane leaks and other greenhouse-gas emissions with unprecedented accuracy.
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Montreal-based GHGSat, announced Sept. 24 it has raised $10 million in what it called a “Series A2” funding round. The funding, the company said, will expand its commercialization efforts and fund an additional satellite. The company launched one satellite in 2016 and plans to launch two more next year.
The company, called GHGSat, has raised $10 million in new funds that it will use to build two more satellites, improved versions of its earliest model, called Claire, which has been orbiting since 2016. It has monitored man-made emissions from over 2,000 sites around the world
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Stephane Germain, the CEO, says that Claire’s sensors are miniaturized to fit into a package the size of a microwave oven. The orbiter, a silver rectangular box, has been using Tropomi’s information to home in on industrial facilities, such as oil and gas operations, to see if they have sprung methane leaks.
The GHGSat business model is unique. The owners and operators of power plants, industrial sites, and other emitters of greenhouse gasses contract the company to periodically monitor their facilities from space. The primary sensor on the Claire microsatellite is a miniaturized hyperspectral shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging spectrometer that targets the client facility’s location and measures its emission of specific gasses.
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“It’s about the size of a microwave and it circles the Earth, goes over that oil sands region about once every two weeks,” Wickum said. The satellite enabled more accurate and frequent measurements, he went on to say, giving companies the ability to see whether the technologies they’re using for greenhouse gas reduction are working effectively.
The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched two Canadian satellites last night from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, in southeastern India, said the Canadian Space Agency Wednesday.
The launch vehicle delivered into the orbit Canada’s Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) along with a microsatellite nicknamed ‘Claire.’
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The satellite, built by the Montreal-based GHGSat, is funded by a group including major oil sands producers and the Canadian government and will blast off into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India on June 21. The hope is that, once in place 318 miles above Earth, the satellite will produce measurements with a resolution 400 times finer than current satellites produce.
The satellite, which has been in development for two years, is being pitched as a relatively inexpensive way for oil and gas companies and other energy producers to measure exactly how much carbon dioxide and methane they put into the atmosphere each year. The two gases are chief drivers of climate change.
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