Satellite Carbon Missions

Space ConneXions UK provided project management support to the Bilateral Carbon Mission study led by the University of Leicester, which assessed possible UK contributions to the French-led MicroCarb satellite project. Following the completion of the study, Space ConneXions led the development of a business plan to justify a UK contribution to MicroCarb and supported UK Space Agency negotiations with CNES, which led to the signing of a UK-France bilateral agreement at the French Residency in London on 19 April 2017.

Subsequently, SCL UK provided project management support and business plan development support to the University of Edinburgh who are leading a team developing the concept for an advanced methane monitoring instrument, the Near Infrared Multispectral Camera for Atmospheric Methane (NIMCAM). This included possible deployment on the International Space Station (ISS) and the development of a field demonstrator.