NorthStar Earth & Space goes all-in on Spire space-as-service model, ends Thales contract & raises $35M Series C

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Startup satellite-based space situational awareness service provider NorthStar Earth & Space Inc. said it has ended a three-satellite contract with Thales Alenia Space to focus its resources on its growing service-level agreement with Spire Global.

Spire has an established subscription-based business providing satellite data on GPS radio occultation, maritime surveillance and aircraft tracking and will open a new satellite production capability to provide a similar space situational awareness service to North Star.

Given recent statements by NorthStar —

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