GHGSat Orders Four More Emissions Monitoring Satellites from Spire

16U satellite platform. Credit: Spire Global.

GHGSat announced today that it had awarded a contract to Spire to build, launch and operate four new 16U high-resolution emissions monitoring satellites.

GHGSat currently has eight commercial satellites on-orbit with an additional three planned to launch later this year. The three satellites scheduled for launch later this year we’re also built by Spire and are also the 16U size.

GHGSat stated that “the data collected by the new payloads will be used to monitor emissions from carbon-intensive industries such as oil and gas, coal mining, waste management and agriculture.”

GHGSat high-resolution emission monitoring sensor. Image credit: Spire.
GHGSat high-resolution emission monitoring sensors. Image credit: Spire.

GHGSat has been progressively increasing data observed from other emission industries beyond an early focus on oil and gas.

The company further stated that “the contract demonstrates GHGSat’s continuing and growing commitment to the UK and is directly related to a recently announced initiative by the UK Space Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult and GHGSat to accelerate climate innovation in the UK.

No contract value was released, and no launch window has been set other than they will launch no earlier than 2024.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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