Global Satellite Company Expands its Presence in Boulder

Boulder will become a new vital hub of communication for space to cloud analytics company Spire Global Inc.  The new, nearly 25,000-square-foot space, located at 1050 Walnut Street in Boulder, will be the largest of Spire’s five global offices, and will serve as a key hub for developing Spire’s enterprise products and to support the company’s expansive partnerships.

On Wednesday, September 26 the company will hold an invitation-only “Open Sky Colorado” event at their new custom satellite weather facility. Dignitaries from Colorado’s business, technology, political, sports and entertainment landscape will be on hand to note the formal announcement at the opening celebration. Invitees including satellite industry leaders, research institution leadership, and other opinion leaders from around Colorado. Spire CEO, Peter Platzer who is based in Luxembourg, will be onsite to briefly speak about the company’s commitment to Colorado.

Spire also has offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Luxembourg and Glasow. The Boulder facility will not be used for satellite production, as that happens solely in their Glasgow facility.

“The increase of satellite-based data in the weather world is specifically driving this Colorado expansion. The meteorological communities of Colorado are an excellent place to augment Spire’s existing global presence,” a spokesperson said.

Spire has become an industry standard in the commercial aerospace sector and operates one of the top five largest constellations of satellites in the world. Spire has also launched strategic partnerships across a myriad of verticals including deals with NASA and key players in both the maritime and aviation sectors.

“We have developed the most accurate measurements of climate-induced temperature change possible. We have 60+ fully functioning satellites deployed in space. It’s part of our prelusive strategy to stay ahead of change, whether business or technology, and this new Colorado office plays a large role in both,” said Alexander MacDonald, global validation model lead, Spire Global.

“The new developments in the Colorado space cluster are gaining momentum. Spaceport Colorado is only the eleventh facility designed for these purposes in America and we applaud the granting of their recent FAA operator licensing. These recent validations represent how quickly Colorado has become an important epicenter for commercial aerospace. This is the exactly the type of economic development attracting best in class organizations like Spire to Boulder,” added McDonald.

The new office building will hold more than 100 employees and include space to build ground stations in Boulder.

The facility is the first US expansion since the Luxembourg office joined Glasgow (UK), Singapore, and San Francisco last year.

Photo courtesy of Spire Global Inc.


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