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Spire is a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on Earth. Owning and operating one of the largest satellite constellations in the world, Spire identifies, tracks, and predicts the movement of the world's resources and weather systems so that businesses and governments can make smart decisions.
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Global Coverage: Equatorial, 51.6 deg, Polar, 83 deg, & 85 deg orbits
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Placed strategically around the entire globe
FORBES: Spire Lobs 100th Satellite To Space To Grow Its Weather Watching Capabilities
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Spire Global, the San Francisco-based startup cofounded by Jeroen Cappaert, an alum of the Forbes 30 Under 30, has already orbited its 100th satellite.
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How do you simultaneously collect multiple types of data everywhere on the planet? Earth, meet Spire’s LEMURs.

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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.

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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.