Customer Spire to launch providers: Price is secondary, cool hardware is beside the point

by Peter B. de Selding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — One of the biggest builder/operators of cubesats on Oct. 9 told launch-launch-service providers that customers don’t care about their cool engineering, and that even low prices are not as crucial as they might seem.

Jenny Barna, launch director at Spire Global, said schedule reliability ultimately is more important than price given the non-rocket-related costs that Spire incurs with non-rocket-related delays.

Barna appear on a panel at the Satellite Innovation conference organized by Satnews and Hogan Lovells . . .

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