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MethaneSAT will be the most advanced methane-tracking satellite in space. It will monitor methane emissions almost anywhere on Earth with greater precision than any other satellite, measuring large sources as well as those too small for other instruments to see – detecting changes in concentration as small as 3 parts per billion. And it will make its data available to policymakers, industry, scientists, and the public, for free. You can learn more about MethaneSAT here.
MethaneSAT & Other Methane Satellites
An ecosystem of methane-detecting satellites is emerging, each with distinct capabilities and purpose. They’re giving companies, regulators, investors, and the public a new level of transparency and insight for tackling an urgent climate challenge. Learn more about MethaneSAT’s unique capabilities and how it fits with other satellite missions.
Bi-Partisan Vote Revives EPA Methane Rules, Paves Way for Higher Standards to Come; Satellite Measurements and Transparent Public Data Will Help Companies, Officials Deliver
MethaneSAT and other orbiting instruments offer wide scale, high precision and low cost Contacts: Jon Coifman, (212) 616-1325, email@example.com (SAN FRANCISCO – June 28, 2021) Rapid advances in satellite technology combined with robust and transparent reporting...
Groundbreaking satellite will ride into orbit aboard Falcon 9 rocket Contacts: Jon Coifman, (212) 616-1325, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lauren Whittenberg, (512) 691-3437, email@example.com (SAN FRANCISCO – January 13, 2021) The nonprofit MethaneSAT LLC announced...
Sensors and spacecraft exceed mission performance goals; flow of precision measurements will open up new opportunities to track and reduce potent greenhouse emissions Contacts: Jon Coifman, (212) 616-1325, firstname.lastname@example.org (SAN FRANCISCO – September 9 2020)...
MethaneSAT in the News
Visualizing Methane and MethaneSAT
You can explore the science behind methane and its role in fighting the climate crisis through the links below or an overview of studies.
Environmental Research Letters May 4, 2021
Acting rapidly to deploy readily available methane mitigation measures by sector can immediately slow global warming
Science Advances June 30, 2021
Satellite-based survey of extreme methane emissions in the Permian basin
Environmental Research Letters January 26, 2021
A tale of two regions: methane emissions from oil and gas production in offshore/onshore Mexico
American Geophysical Union December 2020
Quantifying methane emissions from the oil/gas sector in Mexico using TROPOMI satellite observations
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics May 3, 2020
Concurrent variation in oil and gas methane emissions and oil price during the COVID-19 pandemic
Science Advances April 22, 2020
Quantifying methane emissions from the largest oil-producing basin in the United States from space
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences December 26, 2019
Satellite observations reveal extreme methane leakage from a natural gas well blowout
Geophysical Research Letters February 5, 2019
Satellite-Observed Changes in Mexico’s Offshore Gas Flaring Activity Linked to Oil/Gas Regulations
American Geophysical Union December 2018
MethaneSAT: A learning satellite for detecting and quantifying methane sources
Science July 13, 2018
Assessment of methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas supply chain