CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Bluebird -
Full Name Bluebird Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies Bluefield Launch Date 31 Dec 2023
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date 01 Oct 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 2023-07-27T16:54:06.331+1000 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Optical emissions sensors in a micro-satellite to detect methane leaks deliver alerts and analytics. Plan is to increase from one to four and then eight satellites that would result in daily monitoring. Over time, the company also will be adding the capabilities to monitor not just methane but carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon monoxide (CO).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereTrace gases (excluding ozone) Bluefield Satellite Instrument
Mission Instruments
Bluefield Satellite Instrument - Bluefield Satellite Instrument
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