Space As A Service
Your Sensor In Space
The ability to have a new sensor deployed globally in just months is the holy grail of signals intelligence. Spire’s satellites are built to accept new payloads quickly, allowing for an incredibly fast rollout of new capabilities.
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Built Quickly With Great Precision
Spire currently builds up to two satellites per week in its cleanroom via a tried-and-true production and testing process. Production scales up and down to meet the demands of our launch schedules.
Speed to Space
The satellite iteration cycle at Spire is incredibly fast. Hardware improvements like updated sensors or antennas can go from design to production to launch in a matter of months. Advances in computing, radio, and sensing are continuously integrated in each generation of satellite. Spire will has launched eight generations of the Lemur-2 spacecraft.
Go For Launch In Every Orbit
Satellites don’t take time off so neither should a company’s satellite operations. Spire has a global operations team which not only “flies” the satellites, but also maintains a state-of-the-art proprietary mission control system.
Leverage An Existing Launch Schedule
Spire has a launch already booked for nearly every month for the next 12-18 months. That is the most extensive and aggressive in the entire industry. By leveraging Spire’s existing schedule, clients get access to nearly every reasonable launch heading to a LEO orbit.
Equally Matching Ground System
By mid-2017, every continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica, will contain a Spire ground station. The requirements to host a Spire ground station are fairly minimal: an unobstructed view of the sky, reliable power, and an internet connection.
Distributed Secure Operations
By placing satellites on a wide array of launches, satellites are put in many different complementary LEO orbits. Some orbits provide excellent coverage over the equator, while other provide revolutionary coverage over the arctic regions.
High-Security Data Pipeline
All communication between command machines and satellites is encrypted. Ground-stations never see encryption keys, cannot decrypt data, and only authorized operators are allowed access.
State-Of-The-Art Mission Control
Operations team members at Spire are never far from mission control. In fact, they can access satellites, command missions, and solve complex issues from an encrypted mobile-enabled interface.
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