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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.

April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018

Spire Data Now A Simple Integration for Existing Esri Customers

Spire Global Inc. and Esri, Inc. today announced the start of a new relationship that will enable Esri’s global user base across a broad range of industries to create even more powerful and effective products

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

Spire extends access to space with DHV Technology solar panel partnership

Spire and DHV Technology have announced a joint partnership to offer Spire’s solar panels to the space industry. Spire’s double deployable panels will now be built and sold through DHV Technology to developers looking to improve satellite reliability and performance and boost overall mission success.

March 08, 2018
March 08, 2018

Spire Global and Airbus Partner to Deliver Global Aircraft Surveillance Data

Spire Global and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the MoU, Spire will contribute data from its network of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) enabled satellites to the Airbus Surveillance Digital Eco-System.

March 07, 2018
March 07, 2018

Spire’s First ADS-B Plane Tracking Satellites to Enter Service by the End of Q2

Today at World ATM Congress 2018, Spire announced that its first Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) enabled satellites are due to launch by the end of Q2. Like all LEMUR2 class satellites, these first ADS-B satellites will be multi-sensor, carrying additional weather (GPS-Radio Occultation) and maritime (Automatic Identification System) payloads. These new satellites are the first to enable Spire’s AirSafe aircraft tracking service. Testing for initial customers will follow shortly after launch of the satellites.

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