It looks like GOSAT launched successfully today!
Does anyone know if there will be any data releases to the public? [This could get politically ugly if they did, but the science value would be just awesome...]
Could these sensors also be used for detecting "organic" (CO2 being considered an "organic") budgets and sources on other planets as well?
And this research proposal for Ibuki data caught my eye:
"Kohei Mizutani National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
(Japan) Validation study of GOSAT CO2 data with coherent differential absorption lidars"
(proposal lists here)