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Offline gongora

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Spire
« on: 07/03/2019 11:51 pm »
I guess we've never created a separate thread for Spire, one of the largest rideshare launch customers.  Their sats, called Lemurs, are 3U cubesats that normally carry ADS-B, AIS, and GPS Radio Occultation payloads.

Spire is also beginning to offer their platform for rideshare payloads.

1228-EX-ST-2019
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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 a
payload to be operated by KeyW Corporation (the “KeyW Payload”) onboard. Grant of the
LEMUR-2 Satellite STA request will allow KeyW to provide valuable demonstration and test
data 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 the
International Space Station (“ISS”).
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Spire notes that
the LEMUR-2 Satellite will not contain its typical Automatic Identification System, Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, and Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation
payloads. Instead, this LEMUR-2 Satellite will only contain the KeyW Payload and standard
LEMUR-2 Satellite radios and associated hardware. 
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Re: Spire
« Reply #1 on: 07/04/2019 06:14 am »
For those who are interested, my overview of all Lemurs.

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Re: Spire
« Reply #3 on: 07/05/2019 07:28 pm »
For those who are interested, my overview of all Lemurs.
Looks like satellites are named after employees, nice employment bonus.

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Re: Spire
« Reply #4 on: 07/15/2019 09:15 am »
I've always wondered why I have one Lemur in orbit more than Spire has on their Website (85/84).
Now I have seen on https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/spire.txt that the FM4 Jeroen NORAD 40934 is missing.
Does anyone have an information about its fate?

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Re: Spire
« Reply #6 on: 10/02/2019 10:23 pm »
Great news for Spire, and for the weather private space sector...


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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.

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“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.

https://spacenews.com/spire-raises-funding-for-analytics-products-and-asia-pacific-market/
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Re: Spire
« Reply #7 on: 03/22/2020 01:30 am »
Spire is going to test RF inter-satellite links.

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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.
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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.
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Re: Spire
« Reply #8 on: 08/13/2021 10:51 pm »
NavSight Holdings Inc. Shareholders Approve Business Combination with Spire Global

August 13, 2021 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
VIENNA, Va. & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NavSight Holdings Inc. (“NavSight”) (NYSE: NSH) today announced that its stockholders approved all proposals related to the previously announced merger, (the “Business Combination”) with Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire Global”, “Spire”, or “the Company”), a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, at a special meeting of stockholders held today. A Form 8-K disclosing the full voting results is expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The closing of the Business Combination is anticipated to occur on August 16, 2021. Following closing, the combined company will be known as Spire Global, Inc. and is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “SPIR.”

The previously announced Business Combination is expected to provide approximately $265 million in cash proceeds to Spire through the merger, inclusive of a $245 million PIPE.

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Re: Spire
« Reply #9 on: 02/02/2022 06:26 am »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1488272402006040578

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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

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Re: Spire
« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2023 04:52 am »
https://neumannspace.com/spire_global-and_neumann_space_in-orbit_collaboration/

Spire Global and Neumann Space in-orbit collaboration supported by Australian Government

ADELAIDE 6 December, 2023 – Neumann Space are proud to announce that they have signed an MOU with Spire to form a teaming relationship to collaborate on the integration of a Neumann Space propulsion system on-board one of the proven Spire satellite platforms for an In-Orbit Demonstration mission!

This project will be supported by funding from the Australian Government.

Another very exciting partnership for both companies allowing to further demonstrate the innovative Neumann Drive and showcasing Spire’s support of the Australian space ecosystem.

This agreement signed by Herve Astier, CEO for Neumann Space and Jonathon Brain, APAC Regional Business Development Director for Space Services at Spire, was witnessed by Dr Paul Bate, CEO of the UK Space Agency and Enrico Palermo Head of the Australian Space Agency.
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