Next-generation satellites can spot sources of greenhouse gases anywhere on Earth

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Governments and companies across the world are planning to launch a new generation of satellites capable of monitoring green house gas emissions with unparalleled detail.

Currently, more than a dozen governments and companies are in varying stages of launching their own satellites, which will be used to track harmful gases like CO2 and methane, according to Bloomberg.

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These satellites will not only be able to monitor the amount of gas being released, but will also be able ascertain exactly where and from whom the gas is originating - a skill that proponents say will prove useful in efforts to curb emissions and hold individual actors responsible.

While larger government organizations have long been the business of monitoring greenhouse gases -- the aptly named Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has been in orbit since 2009 -- smaller startups are also entering the field and offering a host of improvements.

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Among the new players is Bluefield Technologies, which advertises its 'microsatellites' as a cost-efficient and accurate way of detecting harmful methane leaks.

The company's backpack-sized satellites use NASA technology to give constant monitoring of methane emissions, which it says are capable of pinpointing leaks within 20 meters.

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Accoding to the company's founder Yotam Ariel, who spoke about Bluefield's goals in a blog post, the application of the startup's technology should appeal not only to those interested in...
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