Satellites for Continuous GHG Emissions Monitoring

Small Satellite Innovation constellation for precise emissions monitoring

AIRMO is pioneering in high-resolution high precision greenhouse gas emissions sensing technology from space.

We developed the first LiDAR-based sensor for small satellites that can detect CH4 and CO2 emissions and allocate emissions to individual sources — a huge leap forward in global emissions monitoring technology innovation.

Our unique service leverages data from a proprietary satellite constellation equipped with AIRMO’s pioneering payload, including a proprietary micro-LiDAR, a Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) spectrometer, and a camera. This combination of hardware and software innovation enables us to provide a service that is both reliable and accurate, offering global and near real-time capabilities.

AIRMO’s service is based on unique data provided by a proprietary satellite constellation hosting AIRMO’s payload and breakthrough data processing techniques. Our payload consists of a proprietary micro-LiDAR, a Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) spectrometer, and a camera for collecting the high precision climate data. The combination of hardware and software innovation paves the way for a reliable and accurate service with global and near real time capabilities. Advances in small satellite design and sensors technology, along with a shift towards on-board edge computing and post-processing enable the development of such system in a cost and time-efficient way compared to large satellite systems.

Key Advantages of AIRMO's Approach:

Reliable and accurate point source measurements

Flexible access to all locations of interest via satellite tasking

Easy to scale up

Global access (monitoring of any point on the globe)

Measurements resilient to weather conditions (wind, cirrus clouds)

Possibility of night-time monitoring in instrument evolution

Near real-time data – high revisit rate means data updated every 40 minutes once the constellation is deployed.

AIRMO imaging technology is changing the way we see and measure greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

With our LiDAR imaging instrument, we have been able to observe emissions like never before.

By merging multiple sources of light, our satellites are able to create an interference pattern, which enables us to measure and pinpoint emissions from individual sites across the world.