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Companies can now leverage satellite networks to improve business operations by sending a ship’s GPS coordinates at regular and frequent intervals. Spire's satellite applications for AIS maritime tracking allows shipping companies to increase their bottom-line by improving fleet efficiency, voyage and fuel management, and safety.
Satellites used for weather forecasting are old and lack investments for improvements and advancements, especially during tough times. This outdated network of global satellites causes a weather data gap that is felt across countries and calls for an updated constellaiton of cubesats for increased accuracy in weather forecasting.
Illegal fishing is a global problem that threatens marine habitats, food security, and the economic viability of nations, leading annual losses between $10 billion to $23 billion. This issue calls for satellite-based AIS applications that can track and monitor a vessel’s location and help improve the world's oceans.
The advancements in launch technology hint at the need of updating older satellites used for weather forecasting, vessel tracking, and imagery. Improvements in launch technology will allow companies like Spire to establish a global constellation of satellites quickly, easily, and profitably.
Old satellites cause government agencies, like NOAA, to fill the weather data gap with information from private companies specializing in cubesats. This highlights the need for Spire's unique weather forecasting application (Spire Stratos™) to provide fresh monitoring, reporting, and analysis.
With launches already booked, these new satellites will be available to fill the impending weather data gap with guaranteed accuracy and reliability, which will reduce the $5.7 trillion impact of weather on U.S. GDP and vastly improve forecasting.
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