Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) has been selected for a Multiple-Award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by NASA to provide Earth Observation (EO) data for the agency’s Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program — this contract will be effective for five years, with the opportunity to compete for task orders under a $476 million shared ceiling among all of the contractors selected.
Spire has participated in the agency’s CSDA Program since its pilot in 2018.
Spire will provide NASA with its comprehensive catalog of EO data, associated metadata and ancillary information from its fully deployed satellite constellation to support NASA’s Earth science research and application activities. Data collected and shared will include, but is not limited to:
- GNSS radio occultation (GNSS-RO) soundings, which can be assimilated into weather models to improve global weather forecasting accuracy
- GNSS Reflectometry data (GNSS-R) to measure sea ice, soil moisture and ocean surface wind speed
- Space weather measurements of electron density and scintillation to monitor the ionosphere and prepare for and react to weather events in space
- Satellite state vector, altitude and precise orbit determination data to correct errors in orbital drag models
- Magnetometer observations
“Better and more accurate Earth Observation data is vital to addressing the increasingly complex climate issues we face today. Our long-standing work with NASA and the CSDA Program uniquely positions us to continue delivering high-quality Earth observation data and innovative solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future.” — Chuck Cash, VP of Federal Sales, Spire