Claire, a microsatellite, was monitoring a mud volcano in Central Asia when a mysterious plume appeared in its peripheral see. The fifteen-kilogram spacecraft had noticed a enormous leak of methane—a impressive climate pollutant—erupting from an oil and gas facility in western Turkmenistan. The sighting in January 2019 sooner or later spurred the operator to repair its machines, plugging 1 of the world’s greatest claimed methane leaks to date.
Canadian startup GHGSat released Claire 4 years ago to start off monitoring greenhouse gas emissions. Now the company is prepared to send its 2nd satellite into orbit. On 20 June, the upcoming-generation … Read More