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Spire opens testing facility at Skypark

SkyparkSpire Global has expanded its Glasgow operations with a new nanosatellite manufacturing and test facility.

It has taken an additional 5,284 sq ft in Glasgow’s Skypark 5. The new space allows Spire to design, build, test, and integrate satellites entirely within one building and is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world.

On a recent visit, Business Secretary Paul Wheelhouse described the company’s expansion as “an incredible achievement” for a young company.

Spire has launched 44 satellites in less than four years with 40 of those having been built in Glasgow.

Nick Allain, head of brand at Spire, said: “Spire like to iterate quickly and integrate new innovations on a very fast cycle. Our expansion in Skypark gives us even more speed and ability to build more satellites and test them ourselves without having to exit the building.”

The additional space also gives Spire room to expand its headcount. Spire’s Glasgow office, its largest at 45 employees, continues to grow along with the company’s other offices in California, Colorado, and Singapore. 

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