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Spire Signs Sierra Nevada as a Space Services Customer

By Mark Holmes | March 8, 2022
      Artist rendition of Spire's Lemur-2 satellite. Photo: Spire

      Artist rendition of Spire’s Lemur-2 satellite. Photo: Spire

      Spire Global has signed a space services deal with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to build four 6U Lemur satellites for SNC to conduct radio frequency (RF) collection and analysis, the companies announced Monday.

      Spire’s cluster of four 6U satellites will enhance Sierra Nevada technology that detects and geolocates certain objects based on targeted RF emissions. The program will aim to provide insight into how military and government organizations can better manage RF emissions and safeguard against RF and GPS interference.

      SNC said this agreement will bring enhanced RF awareness to its customers in the national security and defense areas.

      “This is an exciting and important strategic partnership for Spire, and we thank Sierra Nevada for their confidence in our team and our space-as-a-service offering. Spire’s secure, scalable and space-proven satellite platform will enable Sierra Nevada to advance its RF collection capabilities in an efficient, low-risk and cost-effective manner,” Mark Carhar, director of Intelligence Community Sales for Spire Federal, said in a statement.