Spire Global, a provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, on 14th November at Space Tech Expo Europe unveiled Constellation Management Platform, a web-based app that simplifies satellite constellation operations through its user-friendly interface. The development of the platform is co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) under ARTES Core Competitiveness (CC) Programme with a €1.5 million award to Spire, along with support from the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA).
Spire’s Constellation Management Platform is the latest innovation by Spire Space Services, the Company’s end-to-end solution for customers to build, launch and operate their own satellite constellation for a flat monthly fee. Spire provides standardized Space as a Service missions that support a range of use cases across Earth observation, connectivity, radio frequency intelligence and space domain awareness — making it easier and faster for customers to get their satellites in orbit and scale a constellation.
Satellite constellation operations have traditionally been complex and resource intensive, requiring a room full of people to operate satellites at all times of the day. Spire is leveraging its more than a decade of experience operating the world’s largest multi-payload satellite constellation to automate and optimize satellite operations, allowing any company to operate their satellites with one person and a laptop.
The platform allows users to connect directly with their satellites to task, schedule and monitor every aspect of their payload, data, fleet health and mission planning through a user-friendly interface. It simplifies access to Spire’s ground operations software to operate a satellite or constellation with multiple, global ground station networks for tracking, scheduling, commanding, downlinking data and monitoring telemetry. It was built using Amazon Web Services and will deliver satellite data directly into a customer’s ecosystem. It is also accessible through a Spire API.