Researchers from the United States have presented a concept of satellites that can identify sources of harmful emissions. They will reduce the influence of humans on the planet’s atmosphere.
Researchers will launch a group of satellites that will measure emissions of gases that affect the climate. First of all, they will determine the content of carbon dioxide and methane – the substances that most affect the atmosphere.
Planet will build and launch about twenty satellites. They will use technologies developed by the US space agency over the past decade.
The company noted that there are many satellites in the sky that monitor greenhouse gases, but their capabilities are imperfect. Most of these spacecraft can track methane semblance over very large areas, but have low resolution. And those systems that are capable of capturing small emissions will not be able to cover the entire territory and return to a certain place in a timely manner.
The project is largely driven by the support of charitable foundations such as the High Tide Foundation and Bloomberg. He also received support from the state of California. State law requires the area to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and eventually become carbon neutral.
“We cannot achieve these targets without focusing on methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC),” said Richard Corey, executive director of the California Air Resources Board.