BackForward Satellite Programme: Greenhouse Gas Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • GHGSAT is a Canadian commercial satellite programme to monitor Green House gases.
  • It initially comprises a planned constellation of 12 nano satellites to monitor carbon dioxide and methane. 
  • Several satellites are already in sun-synchronous orbits at 500 km altitude
  • Each satellite should operate for at least 1 year.
  • Some information at
Data circulation
Agencies GHGSat
Programme lifetime 2016 - 2030
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned