The Fourth Wave
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The Fourth Wave

New Zealand government to invest $16 million in MethaneSAT

Will host satellite mission control, expand on climate research program

Unique Mission

Existing satellites can either map methane emissions across large areas or measure them at predetermined spots. MethaneSAT will do both, with high precision on a global scale. A highly sensitive spectrometer will detect concentrations as low as two parts per billion. High-spatial resolution coupled with a broad, 200-kilometer view path will enable MethaneSAT to quantify even small emission sources over large areas.

We are entering a new era of environmental innovation that is driving better alignment between technology and environmental goals — and results. #FourthWave



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