Luxembourg is now home to one of the world’s largest Data Lake for space data analytics. The Spire Global Data Lake, launched July 10th, is accessible free of charge to all start-ups, research institutes, and public agencies in Luxembourg.
These entities will be provided with sets of proprietary, differentiating, high-quality data for research and non-commercial product development activities. This collaborative initiative is co-funded by the Luxembourg Space Agency through its National Space Programme (LuxIMPULSE) and is designed to spur the development of commercial space research by providing consistently reliable, critical data at no cost to the public, academic, and research communities.
The data sets to be offered by Spire include Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, which is used for tracking the movements of ships and vessels across the world, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data, which is used for tracking airplanes across global airways.
It also contains cutting-edge Radio Occultation data (GNSS-RO), a key element of weather forecasts. GNSS-RO allows for unprecedented levels of precision in all meteorological prevision efforts by providing comprehensive, global, high density data and detailed atmospheric layer information that traditional data collection methods fail to capture. In addition, Spire will provide Total Electron Content (TEC), offering users constant assessments of the state of the ionosphere, which increases the accuracy of navigation (GNSS).
Full article by Luxembourg Space Agency: https://space-agency.public.lu/en/actualites/2019/datalake.html