Spire Celebrates Launch of 100th Lemur Satellite

Satellite firm Spire Global has launched its 100th Lemur CubeSat for a mission with India’s space research organization.

The company said Monday its four newly launched Lemur units took off onboard India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The event also marks the 37th Lemur launched with the help of CubeSat deployment firm NanoRacks.

“Nanoracks launched our very first prototypes several years ago, so it’s fitting that they launch our 100th Lemur satellite into space," said Jenny Barna, director of launch at Spire.

The Lemur CubeSats function to monitor weather, aircraft and ships in the world's more remote regions via data and analytics.

Spire aims to leverage these satellites and industry expertise to help global customers access space data.

You may also be interested in...

Blue Origin

Blue Origin Launches 14th New Shepard Mission With Updated Crew Capsule

Blue Origin, a space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, used a capsule with updated crew systems during the company's 14th mission with the New Shepard rocket. The updated capsule featured new push-to-talk communications systems, noise reduction tools, cushioned wall linings, environmental systems and a crew alert system, Blue Origin said Thursday.


Teledyne Subsidiary to Produce Additional Navy LCS Missile Defense Modules

A Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has secured an $18M contract from Northrop Grumman to manufacture four more missile defense systems for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship mission package.


Lockheed’s Orion Spacecraft Concludes Assembly, Testing for NASA’s Artemis Mission to Lunar Orbit

Lockheed Martin has sent the Orion capsule to NASA’s exploration ground systems team for final preparations ahead of the unmanned Artemis I mission to lunar orbit that will launch later this year. The spacecraft concluded assembly operations and testing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.