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Spire Data Is Improving Human & Machine Behavior

Using data from nanosatellites.

Data

Lives & money hang in the balance

Extreme weather events claim lives, ruin crops, devastate infrastructure and damage economies. Illegal fishing threatens to deplete our fish stocks to the point of no return. Yet data, as simple as it sounds, is the key factor in fighting all of these disasters.

“I’m pretty sure my parents think I’m dead.”
Tin Lin Tun, 25 Y.O. Rescued in Indonesia from a fishing vessel

More than 2000 enslaved fishermen were rescued over a 6 month stretch in Indonesia during 2015. The world of human trafficking (specifically forced labor) is directly tied to illegal fishing. Through technological advances in ship tracking and enforcement, authorities can make an impact in the $23.5 billion illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing industry.

Weather Disasters Cost $95 Billion / Year

Weather forecasting models continue to improve despite being increasingly starved for satellite-based data. The loss of more US weather satellites could make the coming decade one of the costliest in history due to poor storm tracking. However, there is hope on the horizon as nanosatellites will fill much of that weather data gap.

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Comms

Far Reaching Data

More than ¾ of our planet is covered in oceans, deserts, and other inhospitable conditions. In these regions, tracking technology is difficult and expensive to deploy. By using satellites, Spire has complete global coverage - even in the deep ocean.

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50 MILES FROM THE PORT

Ships have left the range of terrestrial tracking. The slight curvature of the Earth blocks signals from reaching their land-based targets. Ships are now on their own.

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270 MILES ABOVE THE SHIP

One of Spire’s many satellites passes over the ship. It collects data about the vessel (unique identifying information, heading, speed, and more).

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12,000 MILES FROM THE SATELLITE

GPS satellites orbit the Earth providing precise position and time information. Those signals pass through and are transformed by Earth’s atmosphere before being picked up by Spire’s satellites.

Space

Operating in space, making a difference on earth

The cost of goods and energy fluctuate thanks to unforeseen circumstances like variations in shipping procedure and weather. By gaining better insights into these variations to either predict or avoid their occurence, our partners save money and gain peace of mind.

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You need answers and you need them fast. Spire provides you with easy to access online portals to get hands-on with our products and services.

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Customer

Access Spire constellation metrics and learn how our global data can improve your business.

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Developer

Access Spire Sense API documentation and code samples to quickly integrate AIS data into your applications.

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