Spire is more than just a global constellation of nanosatellites
90% of trade is conducted over our oceans, making maritime domain awareness an integral part of supporting the global economy. Spire's satellite constellation collects information from thousands of ships every day, allowing us to map trade routes, track shipments, monitor illegal fishing and pirating, and more.
Despite how safe the skies are, there are still large regions of the Earth where aircraft fall completely off the radar. In the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370, there is a renewed sense of urgency to establish new methods of aircraft surveillance to fill those gaps. Space-based ADS-B is the only way to reliably track aircraft over remote regions. Spire’s data can identify, track, and predict global aircraft traffic 24/7, anywhere in the world.
Demand for accurate weather data is increasing as more people and business around the world are more frequently impacted by severe weather. Adequate warning systems have never been more important. Spire has built the world’s first commercial radio occultation processing system that can deliver fast, reliable data that can save lives.
"Satellite analytics company Spire Global is the first in the world to partner with the European Space Agency to use the European Union’s Galileo constellation to gather advanced weather data, the company told CNBC exclusively..."
How do you simultaneously collect multiple types of data everywhere on the planet? Earth, meet Spire’s LEMURs.
Each LEMUR satellite,
about the size of a bottle of wine,orbits the planet every 90 minutes. Collectively, they pass over every point on Earth hundreds of times per day.
New LEMUR satellites launch almost every month. Each satellite lasts just a few years before it harmlessly de-orbits and is replaced by a new and improved LEMUR satellite. Spire upgrades satellites the same way most people upgrade their smartphones: continuous software updates with a major hardware upgrade every 2-3 years. That means Spire can deploy custom sensors to orbit faster than anyone else in the industry.