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Space companies use Earth-imaging satellites to combat climate change

Space companies use Earth-imaging satellites to combat climate change

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A growing number of space companies are launching satellites intended to combat climate change by using Earth-observation technology. Such satellites monitor a range of climate conditions, such as sea levels, deforestation and the release of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, according to new industry reports and a panel of experts at the recent International Astronautical Congress. Advertisement Climate change services are helping drive up sales in the Earth-observation industry, which are expected to reach $ 8.1 billion annually by 2029, according to a September report from France-based analyst firm Northern Sky Research. For some new satellite companies, climate ethics and new global sustainability goals are part of their mission, said Pooja Pandey,...