CLAIRE is outfitted with sensors that will enable it to measure greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world.
GHGSat’s mission is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas (AQG) emissions from industrial sites, using satellite technology.
The satellite was developed with a team of partners that included Xiphos Technologies, the Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, and MPB Communications.
Funding for the demonstration project was provided in part by the Canadian Space Agency. The contract from the government allowed GHGSat to develop a beta version of a new and innovative application of Earth Observation (EO) data to better serve GHGSat’s customers in the oil sands. The primary objective of the application is for use in the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands and tailings ponds.