Artist’s rendering of MethaneSAT, the satellite EDF developed. Photo: Supplied/Environmental Defence Fund

This week, a story from RNZ’s climate change correspondent Eloise Gibson.

It’s got some big players involved: the US giant non-profit Environmental Defence Fund, our own space agency Rocket Lab, and in the middle, a clutch of Kiwi scientists who tried to warn the government that a proposed space mission wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Eloise Gibson joins us to read and discuss her story, which you can read here.

How did New Zealand come to invest $29 million in a Bezos-backed methane satellite space plan than will not improve New Zealand’s methane estimates?

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