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 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.