How the methane-tracking satellite will work

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 1:12PM
Mission control for the satellite will be in New Zealand. (Photo / NZ Herald)

How the methane-tracking satellite will work

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 1:12PM

New Zealand's playing a role in a space mission to help determine who's responsible for methane emissions globally. 

The Government's putting $26 million into the project, in partnership with US based Environmental Defense Fund.

The methane-measuring satellite will have its mission control based here. 

Spokesperson Jon Coifman told Mike Hosking it'll be able to track what companies and countries are responsible. 

"To provide the public with a method of seeing whether or not companies and governments are doing their part to reduce those emission."

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