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Spire Global will launch three 16U satellites carrying GHGSat's monitoring systems in 2023.

By Joseph Murphy

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World Environment

Quebec-based greenhouse gas (GHG) satellite monitoring company GHGSat said on September 15 it had entered a space services deal with Spire Global to expand its constellation of satellites monitoring GHG emissions.

Spire Global will launch three 16U satellites carrying GHGSat's monitoring systems in 2023. GHGSat has until now used its own satellites, but reaching out to a third party will allow the company "to focus on monitoring rather than on satellite manufacturing and operations," CEO Stephane Germaine commented.

"Having successfully complete and launched our initial satellite assets, GHGSat plans to add hosted payload solutions to complement our full satellite solutions to accelerate monitoring," he said. "We expect to seamlessly manage these three hosted payloads as part of our growing constellation of satellites and payloads in orbit, providing more facility-level emissions measurements for our customers at the lowest detection threshold available in the world today."

GHGSat launched three new satellites in June, bringing the total number in its constellation to six. Germain gave Gas Pathways an interview in November last year.