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Tiny Satellites With a Huge Impact

Spire’s CubeSat satellites—each about the size of a shoebox—can collect and transmit weather data six times as often as the massive, billion-dollar satellites we’ve used for generations. But it doesn’t stop at weather prediction. Spire thinks their tech will be essential as humans journey deeper into deep space.
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The New Space Race

Meet the next generation of explorers taking us higher and farther than ever before.
5 Episodes
Episode 1
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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