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Houston (April 11, 2024) – World Space Week Association announced the appointment of Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global, as the Honorary Chair of World Space Week (WSW) 2024, emphasizing this year’s theme, “Space & Climate Change.” World Space Week, the largest space event on Earth, celebrates the contributions of space science and technology in advancing our understanding and management of climate change, and takes place annually October 4-10.

Peter Platzer’s role in amplifying global engagement for WSW 2024 highlights his leadership within the space industry, as recognized by the World Space Week Association. Spire Global, a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to tackle the challenges caused by a changing climate, reinforcing Platzer’s alignment with this year’s theme.

“Peter Platzer’s leadership in leveraging space technology for Earth observation and climate monitoring embodies the spirit of this year’s theme perfectly. We are thrilled to have him as our Honorary Chair and look forward to his contributions in making WSW 2024 a resounding success,” said Alma Okpalefe, Executive Director of World Space Week Association.

In response to his appointment, Peter Platzer expressed, “I am deeply honored to serve as the Honorary Chair for World Space Week 2024. This year’s theme, ‘Space & Climate Change’, is close to my heart and core to Spire Global’s mission. Together, we have a unique opportunity to highlight the critical role of space technologies in understanding and combating the impact of climate change. I am excited to engage with the global community to inspire action and innovation in this vital area.”

World Space Week is celebrated in over 90 countries with thousands of events. It aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and leaders to explore and protect our planet.

“Peter Platzer is celebrated for his innovative approach in the space sector, driving Spire Global to become a leading player in providing actionable Earth intelligence data. His vision and leadership have been instrumental in the company’s growth and its contribution to sustainable development and climate action,” said Dennis Stone, President of the World Space Week Association. 

For more information about this year’s celebration of World Space Week, please visit and follow #WSW2024 on social media.

 About Spire Global, Inc. 

Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth so that organizations can make decisions with confidence in a rapidly changing world. Spire builds, owns, and operates a fully deployed satellite constellation that observes the Earth in real time using radio frequency technology. The data acquired by Spire’s satellites provides global weather intelligence, ship and plane movements, and spoofing and jamming detection to better predict how their patterns impact economies, global security, business operations and the environment. Spire also offers Space as a Service solutions that empower customers to leverage its established infrastructure to put their business in space. Spire has nine offices across the U.S., Canada, UK, Luxembourg, Germany and Singapore. To learn more, visit

About World Space Week:

The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated annually from October 4-10. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week consists of numerous space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, astronomy clubs, and others in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization.

About World Space Week Association:

World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. As an international non-government, non-profit organization, it serves as a permanent observer on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is supported by voluntary contributions from various sponsors.

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