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Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Awarded Contract by GHGSat Inc. to Build Three More Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Microsatellites

By Eric Van Rees - 17th November 2020 - 07:09

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a developer of 52 distinct microspace missions, has been awarded a contract by GHGSat of Montreal to build the next three microsatellites in its commercial greenhouse gas monitoring constellation.

“SFL congratulates GHGSat on its success in providing commercial greenhouse gas monitoring services from space,” said SFL Director, Dr. Robert E. Zee. “This contract highlights GHGSat’s need to expand data collection capacity to meet the growing demand for its valuable services.”

Greenhouse gas emissions detected and measured by the satellites are processed into emission reports and other products by GHGSat on behalf of a broad range of customers, including energy facilities, government agencies, and environmental organizations.

SFL built the pathfinding GHGSat-D (Claire) microsatellite launched in 2016 and then was awarded the contract by GHGSat Inc. to develop the first two commercial service satellites, GHGSat-C1 (Iris) and C2 (Hugo). Iris was launched in September 2020, and Hugo is slated for launch late this year. These satellites were all developed on the SFL 15-kilogram Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) microsatellite platform, as will be the case for the next three.

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