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GHGSat-D

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-040D

Description

The satellite is a next generation greenhouse gas monitoring satellite. The satellite will demonstrate an advanced miniature hyperspectral SWIR imaging spectrometer for monitoring targeted greenhouse gas emitters such as area fugitive sources (tailing ponds and landfills) and stacks (emissions such as flaring and venting). A secondary instrument will measure clouds and aerosols in order to enhance retrievals from the primary instrument. The 15-kilogram satellite will be a precursor to a commercial constellation of greenhouse gas monitoring satellites as part of a service provided by GHGSat Inc.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-06-22
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 15 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Canada)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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