BBC News: Satellite network to find carbon super-emitters

Published on: Apr 15, 2021

“There are already quite a few satellites in the sky that monitor greenhouse gases, but the capability is far from perfect.

Most of these spacecraft can sense the likes of methane over very large areas but have poor resolution at the local level, at the scale, say, of a leaking pipeline. And those systems that can capture this detail will lack the wide-area coverage and the timely return to a particular location.

The Carbon Mapper project wants to fix this either-or-situation by flying multiple high-resolution (30m) sensors that can deliver a daily view, or better.”