The satellites in our constellation can detect and measure sources of methane emissions at high-resolution enabling industries to improve operations and reduce emissions.
Microsatellite Fact File
- Size: 20 x 30 x 40cm
- Weight: 15kg
- Instrument: Wide-Angle Fabry Perot (WAF-P) imaging spectrometer
- Spatial Resolution: ~25m
- Field of View: 12km x 12km
- Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Polar
GHGSat-C2 Hugo Launched
GHGSat-C2 “Hugo” successfully launched into space at 10:00 ET on 24 January 2010 as part of the SpaceX Transporter -1 mission aboard a Falcon 9 from Cape Canavarel Space Force Station – a rideshare that set a new world record for the largest number of satellites to be launched from a single rocket.
Watch our launch stream to see Hugo lift-off.
GHGSat-C2 Hugo delivers 'First Light Image'
GHGSat-C2 “Hugo”, the company’s third satellite, has delivered its ‘first light image’ – the satellite’s first image of a methane plume. A key milestone achieved in less than a week since launch.
Our satellites each orbit the Earth 15 times a day
Hugo is designed to deliver the same performance as Iris, and marks the ramp up of capacity to measure more sites, more frequently across the globe.
Iris, the first commercial satellite, provides up to 10X better performance thanks to technology upgrades that significantly improve her operational performance.
Claire is our technology demonstrator satellite and proved we can accurately detect greenhouse gas emissions from space.
GHGSat Aircraft Service
- Complements satellite data services with targeted monitoring and specific detection thresholds
- Uses the same patented sensor but adapted for aircraft
- Two sensors will be in operation in 2021