Go bold on reducing methane
THE CHALLENGE IS URGENT. THE MISSION IS CRITICAL.
THE TIME IS NOW.
COMPREHENSIVE, FULLY TRANSPARENT DATA, COMING SOON...
MethaneSAT will be the most advanced methane-tracking satellite in space, measuring methane emissions virtually anywhere on earth.
It will offer higher sensitivity measurement than any satellite, enabling high-precision tracking of emissions that others can’t see. It will turn its data around in days, and offer it free to everyone.
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Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp today announced plans to develop and launch a new satellite purpose-built to identify and measure methane emissions from human-made sources worldwide, starting with the oil and gas industry.
The nonprofit MethaneSAT LLC announced today that it has signed a contract with SpaceX to deliver its new satellite into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Now under construction after completing an intensive design process, the MethaneSAT instrument is on schedule for a launch window that opens October 1, 2022.
MethaneSAT has reached an important new milestone with completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) phase for both the mission’s remote sensing instrument and the spacecraft platform “bus” that will provide power and maneuvering, and transmit the vast stream of data from the high resolution sensors to ground stations.
Methane is 85 times more powerful than carbon dioxide when it comes to planet-warming properties. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are contributing to an effort to monitor it leaking from oil and gas sites
Rocket Lab will play a critical role in an international climate change mission by developing a Mission Operations Control Center (MOCC) for MethaneSAT.