Company looks to double constellation capacity in 2021
HERNDON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 30, 2021 — BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) will soon add two additional satellites to its constellation through a scheduled Spaceflight Inc.-managed rideshare launch with SpaceX. Expanding the constellation to ten satellites will enhance the company’s geospatial capacity for data while increasing revisit rates for customers.
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Once commissioned, customers directly task BlackSky's satellites from the company's Spectra AI platform and pull real-time geospatial analyses and insights to their desktops and devices in under 90 minutes. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our high-revisit constellation reinforces our commitment to delivering real-time data and intelligence to our customers, which disrupts the industry status quo,” said Nick Merski, BlackSky chief operations officer. “Our customers continue to benefit from the predictable, rapid growth of our geospatial services.”
With the additional satellites, BlackSky’s Spectra AI platform increases access to more timely analytics and insights for a range of customers including government agencies and industries such as transportation, infrastructure, construction, and supply chain management.
BlackSky expects to achieve a 12 small satellite constellation by the end of 2021 which will provide sufficient capacity to meet the expected demand for the foreseeable future and beyond.
About BlackSky Technology Inc.
BlackSky is a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence. Leveraging its own satellite constellation and harnessing the world’s emerging sensor network, the Company monitors the activities and locations worldwide that matter most to its customers. BlackSky’s on-demand constellation of proprietary satellites, together with the sensors in its partners’ constellations, are capable of imaging targeted locations on Earth multiple times a day in a variety of conditions. The data collected from BlackSky’s satellites and other sources populates BlackSky’s proprietary data lake and platform. Cutting-edge computer techniques, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, allow BlackSky’s customers to derive unique and commercially valuable insights, providing them with a first-to-know advantage. BlackSky’s suite of real-time geospatial intelligence products can be integrated into a customer’s system or made available through BlackSky’s Spectra platform using a laptop and internet connection. The Company’s variety of pricing and utilization options enables customers to customize their first-to-know experience. For more information, visit www.blacksky.com.
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