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Spire Global Selects Astraius for Satellite Launch Services

Spire Global Selects Astraius for Satellite Launch Services

January 26, 2021

Washington DC, USA— January 26, 2021 — ASTRAIUS, the UK and US based small and medium satellite launch company, has entered into definitive agreements with Spire Global Inc. to offer launch services.

Spire Maritime’s Dynamic AIS™ (D-AIS) is changing the way you monitor vessel positions. D-AIS™ means fewer collisions, improved fuel consumption, and optimized cargo management.
Gaps in monitoring vessel activity have an impact on the whole maritime industry, especially insurance claims, commodity trading and oil trade.

Spire’s Dr. Robert Sproles noted, “ASTRAIUS’s team fully understands Spire’s need for custom launch solutions, they offer us the flexibility we need, especially as we work together to focus on new markets.”
Kevin Seymour, CEO remarked that, “Our commitment to our customers is paramount, our solutions offer the flexibility that satellite companies need, we deliver affordability, with the highest service standards.  I look forward to a long relationship with Spire.”


ASTRAIUS is the first U.K. commercially operated horizontal launch capability for small to medium-size satellites.  Based in Scotland, ASTRAIUS’ unique position is the culmination of its international management team’s decades of experience, encompassing U.K. and U.S. governmental engagement, commercial and military space launches, and satellite operations.  ASTRAIUS’ launch capability is weather and location agnostic. It will deliver small and mid-size satellites to any inclination in Low Earth Orbit.


Spire Global Inc. is a space to cloud analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. Spire’s data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network, and 24/7 operations that provide near real-time global coverage of every point on Earth. To learn more, visit: