Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019
GHGSat, a private company which owns and operates the world’s first and only satellite designed to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources, has named its third satellite (GHGSat-C2), Hugo. GHGSat’s first and second satellites are named Claire and Iris, respectively. Hugo continues GHGSat’s tradition of naming satellites after the children of team members as a symbol of the importance of its mission to future generations.
“From the outside, Hugo is almost indistinguishable from Iris or Claire, but Hugo is the culmination of many improvements made to our satellite technology since Claire’s launch in 2016,” said Stephane Germain, GHGSat CEO. “We are so confident in the design improvements incorporated into Hugo that this satellite will be used as the baseline design for our next 10 satellites.”
Hugo is expected to provide an order of magnitude improvement in performance compared to Claire, GHGSat’s demonstration satellite. Hugo will also increase GHGSat’s observation capacity, enabling GHGSat to monitor more sites, more often.
GHGSat’s vision is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industrial sites, using satellite technology.
GHGSat’s novel technology enables GHG measurements with better accuracy at a fraction of the cost of comparable alternatives. Owners of industrial facilities can monitor their facilities, local or remote, anywhere in the world, with a common technology. Significantly improved emissions information enables industries to better measure, control, and ultimately reduce emissions of GHGs.
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