GHGSat has on 16 November contracted with fellow Canadian company Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for its next three greenhouse gas monitoring microsatellites. GHGSat is a newspace company building a fleet of microsatellites to monitor global greenhouse gas emissions.


The SFL – part of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) – has built GHG’s three previous satellites. Its pathfinder and first two commercial units (the second of which is planned for launch before the end of 2020). So far all of the GHG satellites have been based on the SFL NEMO, 15 kg satellite platform. The next three are also set to use this bus.