MethaneSAT Completes Critical Design Review, Moves into Production Phase

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.

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New Zealand Government to Invest $16 Million in MethaneSAT

The government of New Zealand today announced that it will contribute $16 million to MethaneSAT, a unique non-profit satellite mission created to help speed reduction of potent greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to providing overall project support, New Zealand plans to host the ground-based mission control center and develop an expanded scientific research effort using data from the satellite.

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Milestone: MethaneSAT Inks Contract for Remote Sensing Instrument

MethaneSAT LLC has signed an agreement with Ball Aerospace to design and build the advanced new sensing instrument at the heart of a unique mission to protect the Earth’s climate. The contract, which follows a 10-month competitive process, marks a key milestone in the development of MethaneSAT, a 350kg-class satellite, which will locate and measure methane emissions almost anywhere on Earth.

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