SATLANTIS and a subsidiary of Encino, leaders in methane leak detection and quantification, have furthered their partnership by sealing one of the largest contracts within the SmallSat industry.

This alliance aims to monitor infrastructure for high resolution visual applications and methane emission detection through satellite technology.

Under the agreement, Encino has acquired exclusive rights to data from all orbits that cover North America and parts of South America from the SATLANTIS GEISAT-Precursor satellite, which was launched in June 2023, to monitor customer assets across various sectors including oil and gas, biogas, landfills, power infrastructure and for broad visual data needs.

It involves processing the retrieved imagery, delivering high-resolution visual imagery, and reporting any potential observed emission events to Encino customers.

“The SATLANTIS solution for high-resolution visual monitoring combined with methane detection is extremely unique,” said Scott McCurdy, Chief Executive Officer of Encino Environmental Services.

“The customer response we’ve had to the technology has been great and we are excited to further our partnership with SATLANTIS and control the American orbits to provide insights for our customers.

“Having the ability to provide high revisitation monitoring from the satellite, continuous monitoring through our optical ground solutions, and field services with a multitude of handheld devices allows Encino to provide our customers with a full suite of solutions that are highly actionable and can demonstrate high return on investment from additional product available for sale, reduced waste emissions charges and fines, and reduced risk of reputational damage.

“In addition, many companies have joined global initiatives such as OGMP 2.0, and this will provide another tool for those efforts.”

The announcement of this agreement has been followed closely by the confirmation of the successful launch of GEISAT’s twin system HORACIO on March 4, 2024 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

This accomplishment completes the third satellite placed in orbit by SATLANTIS as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-10 program, and the sixth mission in space that the company has under its belt now.

This system has ride shared together with MethaneSAT, an emissions satellite sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Under a $90M project, this 660-pound satellite aims to monitor methane emissions globally at a 100-meter resolution, compared to the less than 45-pound weight satellite with 13-metre resolution imagery (in the methane detection band) that GEISAT is capable of capturing.
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