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Satellite details
Acronym GHGSat
Full name Greenhouse Gas Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • GHGSat is a constellation of nanosats to monitor greenhouse gases
  • Carbon dioxide and methane are the main target species.
Mass at launch 15 kg Dry mass
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from GHGSat at link
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km
Inclination 97.5 °


Space agency GHGSat
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • GHGSat-D launched on 22 June 2016
  • GHGSat-C1 launched on 3 Sept 2020
  • GHGSat-C2 launched on 24 Jan 2021
  • GHGSat-C3-C5 launched on 25 May 2022
  • GHGSat-C6-C8 launched on 15 April 2023
  • GHGSat-C9-C11 launched on 11 Nov 2023
Launch 22 Jun 2016 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2023-11-12
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GHGSat

Acronym Full name
GHGSat-Spectrometer GHGSat Imaging Spectrometer
C&A Cloud and Aerosol Instrument
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