BackForward Satellite: MethaneSAT 

Satellite details
Acronym MethaneSAT
Full name MethaneSAT
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite to monitor Methane emissions
  • Main mission: Atmospheric Chemistry
Mass at launch Dry mass 362 kg
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data will be available from MethaneSAT
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 590 km
Inclination 51.6 °


Space agency NZSA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 Mar 2024 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2024-03-11
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 MethaneSAT

Acronym Full name
MethaneSAT Spectrometer-1 MethaneSAT Spectrometer 1
MethaneSAT Spectrometer-2 MethaneSAT Spectrometer 2
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