PILS plans to develop and launch a fleet of low-earth-orbit (LEO) microsatellites with all electric propulsion pioneering the use of the equatorial orbit for carbon emission monitoring

To date, CO2 emissions are measured by conducting ‘inventories’ of fuel burning on a country-by-country basis. This cannot provide a complete picture of greenhouse gas emissions of human origin.

To address this problem, PILS plans to launch a fleet of 6 LEO microsatellites in 2026. Each satellite can provide 12 passes a day over a point on the equator, with every pass being an overhead pass lasting as long as 27 minutes. A fleet of 6 satellites would be sufficient to ensure continuous carbon emission monitoring for countries lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn such as ASEAN countries, Southern India, North Africa, Central America, Pacific basin countries and Northern Australia. All the satellites will be equipped with electric propulsion units to prolong their lifespans and to possess decommissioning capability at the end of mission.

The total funding required for this program is estimated to be S$10.8M which includes the cost of launching, satellite manufacturing and ground support.

To know more detail of the program, please contact us through info@pils.sg

We do welcome donation in-kind (such as launching opportunities, etc.) or in-cash through the following QR e-payment. (Ref: LEO-Carbon-Emission < Your Contact Email>).

Thank you.