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Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from space is taking off. While it used to take a decade or more to design, build, and launch a new satellite, it now takes half that time. A proliferation of public- and private-led satellite efforts are becoming operational to measure methane, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). These satellites promise to unlock solutions to the emissions-driven problems facing our planet’s climate.