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Global Leverage

“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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3 Launches in under 3 weeks.

Launch is never boring and success is never a guarantee. With 16 launches now under our belt, the majority of those having launched in the last 2 years, Spire already launches satellites into orbit more often than any other company in the world. But 3 launches in under 3 weeks? We thought this deserved a mention.

Be Everywhere at once

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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August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018

Spire signs agreement with Arianespace, setting launch records

At the Small Satellite Conference in Utah last week, Spire announced it signed a multi-launch contract with Arianespace to launch one of our largest batches of LEMUR satellites to-date. In 2019, Spire will ride on Vega’s proof of concept mission as part of ESA’s Small Spacecraft Mission Service program, with the option to book additional flights afterward.

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.

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