Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc., (Spire) designs, builds, and operates a growing constellation of over 120 3U Low Earth Multi-Use Receiver (LEMUR) satellites designed to collect radio frequency (RF) signals from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The company offers a suite of commercial RF sensing products, including a catalog of atmosphere, ionosphere, and weather data services derived from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals collection.
The LEMUR satellites are equipped with the STRATOS payload, which collects GNSS signals from which Spire can derive a range of Earth observation data for climate and space weather research, among other applications.
Spire was one of the companies selected for evaluation in the original CSDA Pilot and since then has provided new products that have gone under evaluation and are now available.
All members of the U.S. Government have access to Spire data for scientific use. All data requests must be approved by CSDA.
- Contact CSDA and provide a name, email address, and other pertinent information (grant number, contract number, etc.) for data access approval
- Search for Spire data using the CSDA Smallsat Data Explorer (SDX; note: Earthdata Login is required for access)
- Review discovered data and download direct from the SDX or using the Bulk Download Tool
For Magnetometer and Raw Intermediate Frequency data make a request to CSDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Users
NCCS users can access Spire data as a Centralized Storage System (CSS) data collection. To access these mirrored data:
- Follow the instructions above to request access to Spire data
- Once approved, forward your approval email to NCCS Support
- When your request is granted, you will be able to access the data from NCCS machines (e.g., discover, ADAPT) on the CSS file system under the “csda-spire/” subdirectory
Data products and derivatives must contain a copyright markings as specified below, where YYYY is the year of the image acquisition.
- For data products: “© Spire Global, Inc. YYYY. All rights reserved.”
- For derivatives: “Includes copyrighted material of Spire Global, Inc. All rights reserved.”
- A joint copyright notice may be used as appropriate
Authorized users should send Spire a courtesy copy of any publications that include Spire data.
To help us identify your publications, we request that when you publish using these data, please include the following acknowledgment:
"This work utilized data made available through the NASA Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program."