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“If we can identify and leverage emerging [data] sources…and algorithms, we will disadvantage our adversaries and enhance our position in the world.”
Robert Cardillo, Director, US NGA
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You need fresh data no matter what time it is. That is why Spire operates teams on three continents. As the sun begins to set on one operations center, the sun is rising on another.

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Low data latency is not an accident. It is the result of leveraging a global ground station network that spans 28 locations in 11 countries. Space-based data is closer and faster than you realize.

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July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Spire's First 4 ADS-B Equipped Satellites Enter Orbit

Today was an important day for Spire and for the aviation industry as 4 new LEMUR2 satellites entered orbit carrying Spire’s new AirSafe payload alongside their usual suite of ship and weather tracking sensors. They begin the process of adding complete global plane tracking coverage to our constellation of nanosatellites.

May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018

Ash cloud troubles reignite the argument for better weather forecasting

The volcanic troubles in Hawaii refuse to abate. It has been two weeks since eruptions began at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, with the latest gigantic eruption last Thursday sending a further slew of ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky, news that will cause consternation for a global airline industry that has been here before. You may remember Iceland 2010, when almost 20 countries closed their airspace to commercial aircraft traffic, affecting circa 10 million travellers over ash concerns. Volcanic ash plays havoc with airplane engines and must be avoided like the plague. Hawaii’s biggest island is effectively becoming a no-fly zone, because airlines don’t have enough reliable wind, weather, and ash data to safely operate in that airspace.

April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018

Spire Featured on Sky News

"Glasgow leads Britain's satellite space race" was the headline in a story that ran live on Sky News each hour on April 23rd. We had the unique opportunity to take Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent, through our Glasgow facility where we manufacture the satellites that provide our customers with data.

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