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SAN FRANCISCO, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spire Global, the world's largest earth observation constellation of satellites for advanced weather data, maritime analytics, and aircraft tracking, today announced the launch of its 100th Lemur satellite. The deployment today with NanoRacks represented their first CubeSat deployment mission on India’s Space Research Organization’s (ISROs) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This mission was brokered on behalf of Spire, which now has four more of their Lemur 3U CubeSats in orbit. To date, of the 100 satellites Spire has launched, 37 were on NanoRacks missions including the Space Station, the Cygnus Spacecraft, and now PSLV.
“Spire is excited to share this milestone with Nanoracks,” says Jenny Barna, Spire’s Director of Launch. “Nanoracks launched our very first prototypes several years ago, so it’s fitting that they launch our 100th Lemur satellite into space. Today, Spire partners with the most forward-thinking companies as an established leader in the data industry. That this is happening on Nanoracks inaugural PSLV launch makes it that much sweeter. Collaboratively this is a big launch for both of us.”
Spire’s CubeSats offer data and analytics for parts of the world where collecting data is notoriously difficult, tracking ships, planes, and weather in remote regions which often go unmonitored. Spire Global has become an established leader in the space data industry and is partnering with the most well-regarded industry experts to create new access to highly relevant datasets for customers worldwide.
“Spire's rapid growth is being fueled by the increasing global need for more satellite-based earth-observation data. Aside from efficiency and safety in the maritime and aviation field, we are seeing a rapidly rising demand and indeed need for the operational provision of weather data to help governments, corporations, and individuals alike better adapt to ever more extreme, more frequent weather events. We are proud of the contributions Spire’s vast satellite constellation and sophisticated analytics are making to this societal need.” said Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire Global Inc.
Spire Global Inc, recently created Spire Maritime and the stealth new business unit closed out 2018 with 160% year over year revenue growth. The new effort is pushing the Satellite AIS maritime segment forward with unique innovations in product creation. Spire has tapped the industry’s leading experts to lead the many new business efforts across Maritime and Federal.
About Spire Global Inc.
Spire Global Inc. is a space-to-cloud analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. Spire’s data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network, and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth. To learn more, visit: www.spire.com
James A. Pearson
Spire Global Inc.