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Spire to Launch 20 Small Weather Satellites This Year; Peter Platzer Comments

Spire to Launch 20 Small Weather Satellites This Year; Peter Platzer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

satellite airforceSpire is lining up the launch of its small weather satellites that will work to collect atmospheric data to fill a gap in weather forecasting capabilities.

The company said Thursday the “shoebox-size” satellites will leverage the GPS Radio Occultation technique to monitor changes in weather and climate.

It added that the network will eventually perform 10,000 readings a day to build up the accuracy of forecasting services.

“What if we don’t simply accept that weather is unpredictable and instead do something about it?” said Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire.

“It’s not good enough to simply accept that over 30 percent of the U.S. GDP, or $5.7 trillion, is impacted by weather and climate — we want to do something about it.”

The weather satellites also feature increased computing power, system reliability functions and sensors to determine humidity, temperature and pressure, Spire said.

The company noted that 20 of these satellites will launch within the year.

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Written by Anna Forrester

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