Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire”) requests experimental special temporary authority (“STA”) for one(1) to-be-deployed Spire LEMUR-2 satellite bus (“LEMUR-2 Satellite”), which will host apayload to be operated by KeyW Corporation (the “KeyW Payload”) onboard. Grant of theLEMUR-2 Satellite STA request will allow KeyW to provide valuable demonstration and testdata to the United States Air Force in a timely manner.The Spire LEMUR-2 Satellite subject to the STA request will be launched in Q4 2019 from theInternational Space Station (“ISS”)....Spire notes thatthe LEMUR-2 Satellite will not contain its typical Automatic Identification System, AutomaticDependent Surveillance-Broadcast, and Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultationpayloads. Instead, this LEMUR-2 Satellite will only contain the KeyW Payload and standardLEMUR-2 Satellite radios and associated hardware.
For those who are interested, my overview of all Lemurs.
Spire, which operates a constellation of satellites that provide weather, tracking and other data, has raised a new round of more than $40 million to fund work on data products and expansion into the Asia-Pacific market.
“What we’ve been focused on is creating a constellation and generating a large amount of data,” Platzer said. “We crossed a number of really important thresholds in regards to the amount and quality of the data that we produce. Now we’re going into the next phase of taking the data and bundling it into analytics products that deliver knowledge to the customer.”Weather will be a major area of focus, using radio occultation data collected by Spire’s satellites that provide atmospheric profiles of temperature, pressure and moisture. The company will provide services for a range of industries, from agriculture to energy. “That’s where you’re going to see a lot of the rollout of analytics products serving those industries,” he said.
Expeditiously deploying radiofrequency ISLs across its commercial constellation remains Spire’s immediate objective. Prior to employing such a system, however, Spire seeks authority to operate ISLs for three years on an experimental basis....Spire will construct two batches of satellites for this experimental demonstration. Batch 1 will include two technically identical cubesats operating in the same plane (identical orbital altitudes and inclinations) and demonstrate intra-plane ISL communications. The Batch 2 satellites will consist of two technically identical cubesats operating in different orbital planes from Batch 1 and demonstrate inter-plane ISL communications....
Spire $SPIR issues preliminary Q4 results and 2022 guidance:Q4 revenue expected: $15.3m (up 111%)Over 500 annual recurring revenue (ARR) customers 2022 revenue expected: $85m-90m