No other company in the world has a list of launches waiting for your payload. Spire is constantly launching new satellites. As soon as your payload is integrated, it joins the next ride to orbit. In under a year, Spire can have one or more of your sensors in space. You’re much closer than you think to being able to identify, track, and predict the movement of anything that emits an RF signal, anywhere.
RF is all around us - not just on Earth but also in space. Solar wind decreases the accuracy of GPS transponders, but Spire’s satellite data can help gain that accuracy back. The same GPS signals enable the world’s most impactful weather data, which can supercharge forecasting and measure climate.
If everyone in the world moved on the same day and decided to go by boat, today’s ocean liner cargo capacity could comfortably fit every single person on Earth and their pets at the same time. With 90% of global trade, 16% of the world’s protein consumption, and several percentage points of GDP relying on the ocean, knowing what is out there and where it’s going is big business. Spire’s customers use our ship tracking data to save fuel, monitor for illegal fishing, police their coasts, and more.
The ionosphere represents just 0.1% of the total mass of Earth’s atmosphere. Yet, when there is a solar event like a solar flare, the effect not only creates the Northern Lights but also has a detrimental effect on radio signals and GNSS, blocking reliable communications and positioning information. Spire collects TEC data that can be used to help protect critical instruments and augment GPS sensors for maximum accuracy.
Filling Gaps In Arctic Maps
With gaps in terrestrial coverage and infrequent updates from satellite services with less polar coverage, new shipping routes caused by changes in trade and climate threaten to go unnoticed. Spire worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to redraw the maps when it came to arctic ship traffic. Early ice melt in the Arctic opened up never before seen routes and may continue to change the face of trade.