SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying ABB-built Methane Detection Optical Sensors Successfully Launched Today

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Canadian company GHGSat, which specializes in high-resolution GHG monitoring from space, launched three new ABB-built optical sensors into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, USA.

ABB partner GHGSat, which specializes in high-resolution GHG monitoring from space, launched three new ABB-built optical sensors into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, USA. GHGSat’s hyperspectral imaging technology accurately locates and measures methane emissions from any given industrial site on earth.

The launch of three new ABB-built high-resolution methane sensors doubles the company’s capacity to monitor customer sites. In addition to the three units being launched (Luca, Penny and Diako), five additional units dedicated to methane measurements are under fabrication at ABB.

Space is the only location allowing emissions to be monitored freely across jurisdictions and report on improvements or otherwise. Measuring different sites with the same sensor ensures that emissions are compared consistently. Space measurements are also especially useful for sites where ground sensors are economically not viable or too complex to deploy.

Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from space continues to support the long-term goal of meeting the global climate change targets.

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