“This is a complex, technically challenging mission driven by the profound urgency of climate change. An intensive design process up front ensures that we can move quickly from here. The result is a more powerful measurement tool than even we thought possible,” Cassandra Ely, Director at MethaneSAT LLC, said. “Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our mission partners, MethaneSAT is now moving from the drawing boards and onto the assembly floor.”
“So much remains unknown about the true climate footprint of human beings,” Lorie Booth, Program Manager at Blue Canyon Technologies, said. “This mission will empower global leaders to make data-driven decisions about our fight against climate impact.”
Blue Canyon Technologies is currently building more than 90 spacecraft for government, commercial and academic missions and has recently opened its new headquarters and production facility in Lafayette, Colorado, the company said.