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Why BlackSky?

Our customers rely on BlackSky because they need to be the first to know. By combining data and images collected through our earth observation constellation, partner satellites, IoT, hyper local platforms, and third-party sources, BlackSky delivers the advantage that others can’t. When you need to make rapid and informed strategic decisions, BlackSky makes it possible.

Be the First to Know

BlackSky is a global monitoring company. Born from the understanding that we’re experiencing multiple revolutions in how we understand and engage with our world, BlackSky has committed to staying at the edge of what’s possible when it comes to smallsat imagery, data, and intelligence. From the mainstreaming of space to low-cost COTS satellite assembly, the revolutions we’re experiencing have opened the doors to bringing ML/AI geospatial analytics and cloud computing to a scalable, self-service platform at a fraction of the infrastructure needed in the past.

    The BlackSky Advantage

    What is it about BlackSky’s approach that gives you the competitive edge?
    • Rapid Multi-Day Revisit: locations are imaged multiple times throughout the day.
    • Smartphone Friendly: simple subscription model requiring no IT infrastructure or setup time, much of which can be driven by your smartphone.
    • Integrated Sources: observations from space, air, environmental sensors, asset tracking sensors, & Industrial IoT.
    • Narrative Sources: hyperlocal news, industry publications, & financial reports.
    • Actionable Insights: asset monitoring, pattern-of-life, and situational awareness analytic products
    • Cutting Edge: our Spectra platform is powered by Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
    • BlackSky On-Demand Secure Bundle: allows you to securely access the BlackSky Spectra platform from offsite locations.

    Our vision as an organization is to live in a world in which knowledge-empowered people can achieve results to overcome global challenges. BlackSky’s service enables us to do this better.

    Executive Director, UNITAR

    Our History

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    2015

    Public unveiling of the BlackSky constellation and business plan

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    2015

    Closed $21M Series B investment to fund additional BlackSky spacecraft

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    2015

    Purchased first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for dedicated rideshare mission

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    2016

    Awarded first GSA Schedule contract for satellite launch services

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    2016

    Closed $25M Series B.1 investment, acquired OpenWhere

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    2016

    Successful launch of first BlackSky Pathfinder satellite

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    2016

    Release of BlackSky Global Intelligence Platform

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    2017

    BlackSky awarded geospatial services contract in partnership with NGA

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    2017

    Spaceflight signs contract with NASA to launch U-class payloads

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    2018

    $150M investment from Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio, others

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    2018

    LeoStella formed to manufacture smallsats at scale

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    2018

    BlackSky completes and launches first commercial EO satellites, Global I, and Global II

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    2019

    Start of commercial operations

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    2019

    Global III and Global IV satellites go into orbit

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    2019

    $50 million in funding secured from Intelsat

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    2020

    Spaceflight Industries Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Spaceflight Rideshare to Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Yamasa Co., Ltd.

    Technology Partners

    BlackSky has partnered with some of the most visionary and pioneering partners in space and commercial imagery and technology. Through these strong partnerships, BlackSky has seen tremendous growth in both reach and capability with exciting new ventures ahead.

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