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With an intuitive user interface, on-demand imagery and AI-enabled analytics, the BlackSky Spectra® platform provides users with ground truth at sites of interest around the globe.

BlackSky First To Know insights

  • Russia’s Military Withdrawal from the Port of Sevastopol
    Russia’s Military Withdrawal from the Port of Sevastopol

    We released 20 high-resolution satellite images and AI-generated analytics detailing the scale of Russia’s military withdrawal from the port of Sevastopol following Ukraine’s September 2023 strikes on the Black Sea Fleet.

  • SOF Week in Tampa, Florida
    SOF Week in Tampa, Florida

    Military demonstration captured live: the BlackSky Spectra® platform detect capability caught tactical assets in motion during SOF Week in Tampa, Florida.

  • Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre
    Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre

    Our thoughts are with communities in southern Brazil as rescue and recovery efforts continue from the devastating rain and flooding. According to The Associated Press, more than 100 people have been killed and 230k displaced. Flood waters have also shut down operations at the Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre, leaving a plane submerged on the tarmac.

  • MV Rubymar, Red Sea
    MV Rubymar, Red Sea

    BlackSky imagery of the British-owned Rubymar sinking with its bow exposed above the waterline in the Red Sea Mar. 1-3 following a Feb. attack by Houthi militants. Analyses indicate that the vessel drifted approximately 50 kilometers from time of attack to its current location.

  • Abermain Bushfire, Australia
    Abermain Bushfire, Australia

    BlackSky nighttime imagery captured fire spots from the Abermain bushfire at 2:01 a.m. local time. Three separate bushfires in Australia combined into an unconfined blaze moving throughout the New South Wales region, according to SkyNews Inc Australia.

  • Dubai Fitness Challenge
    Dubai Fitness Challenge

    As part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, 226k runners participated in the Dubai Run last week. Downtown Dubai transformed into an “ocean of orange,” as noted by the Khaleej Times.

  • Heart-Shaped Tattoo or Lake in the Desert?
    Heart-Shaped Tattoo or Lake in the Desert?

    If you guessed lake, you’re correct. These hearts stylized with the word “love” make up Love Lake Dubai, part of the Al Qudra Lakes in the UAE.

  • The Las Vegas Grand Prix
    The Las Vegas Grand Prix

    Get ready race fans! The Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. qualifying heats begin tonight. With the pit building and track alight, F1 racers are going to be taking corners at around 220 km/hr. We snagged BlackSky Nighttime Imagery (NTI) at 12:28 a.m..

  • Spring Grove, Illinois
    Spring Grove, Illinois

    Richardson’s Adventure Farm in Illinois is considered the world’s largest corn maze. With a winding 10 miles of trails, this labyrinth is composed of 4 independent dinosaur-themed mazes.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Take a look at the variety of balloon envelopes at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta launch last week. BlackSky Burst imagery shows the trajectory of their elevation.

  • Herat, Afghanistan
    Herat, Afghanistan

    An earthquake on October 11, 2023 reached a magnitude 6.3, with The Associated Press calling it “one of the most destructive quakes in the country’s recent history.”

  • Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Occupied Crimea
    Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Occupied Crimea

    Aftermath imagery from early morning September 23, 2023 following Ukraine’s missile strike on the Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ.

  • Derna, Libya
    Derna, Libya

    Devastating flooding swept across Derna, Libya following heavy rains from Storm Daniel. According to NPR reporting, a quarter of the city was destroyed.

  • Izmail, Ukraine
    Izmail, Ukraine

    Smoke filled the sky of Izmail, Ukraine on August 3, 2023 after a Russain drone attack resulted in the destruction of nearly 40,000 tons of grain. BlackSky imagery from 8:53 a.m. local time shows plumes of smoke from grain elevators and silos still ablaze.

  • Ream, Cambodia
    Ream, Cambodia

    A ten image collection capture of a near-complete Chinese military naval station in Cambodia, from Aug. 2021 – July 2023.

    “Our commercial high-frequency monitoring satellite constellation and AI driven tasking and analytics platform gives our customers the on-demand ability to observe critical change over time.” – BlackSky CEO Brian O’Toole

  • Port Sudan, Sudan
    Port Sudan, Sudan

    Naval Technology included BlackSky imagery in their coverage of Operation Kaveri.

    “The imagery obtained shows the points where vessels from the Indian Navy moored at the Port Sudan during the operation Kaveri.”

  • Port Mayaca, Florida
    Port Mayaca, Florida

    BlackSky imagery shows extensive blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee.

    The stormwater runoff from Hurricane Ian may create a perfect environment for increased blooms this summer. As a precaution, the US Army Corps of Engineers has shut the Port Mayaca lock and dam to prevent the algae from contaminating the St. Lucie Canal, as the algae can be toxic to humans and animals.

  • FSO Safer, Red Sea
    FSO Safer, Red Sea

    BlackSky imagery shows the FSO Safer off of the coast of Yemen, with the arrival of the Ndeavor support ship on June 2nd to assist with salvage operations.

    The United Nations fears that if the Safer’s 1.1 million barrels of oil were to empty into the Red Sea, it could result in an ecological disaster 4 times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill.

  • Alberta, Canada
    Alberta, Canada

    The Sturgeon Lake Wildfire in Alberta, Canada is now contained but was estimated to be 5,752 hectares in size and required resident evacuations.

    Rapid revisit satellite imagery gives first responders the information they need to act fast, such as in the case of spreading wildfires.

  • Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico
    Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico

    The Popocatépetl Volcano, locally known as ElPopo, recently had its first major eruption since the year 2000. BlackSky imagery shows plumes of smoke billowing out of the crater, which have been measured to be up to 4.5 miles high!

  • Cachuma Resevoir, California
    Cachuma Resevoir, California

    BlackSky imagery, taken in January & May 2023, illustrates the Cachuma Reservoir water levels rising from 70% to 100% full – the first time in more than a decade.

  • Khartoum, Sudan
    Khartoum, Sudan

    BlackSky captured additional imagery of Khartoum International Airport on April 17, 2023, indicating an updated count of 16 damaged or destroyed aircraft.

  • Walker Canyon, California
    Walker Canyon, California

    Poppy Superbloom in City of Lake Elsinore’s Walker Canyon. BlackSky captured imagery as early as 8:27 a.m., from February and March of this year, illustrating the stages of bloom.

BlackSky in the news

Satellite images show Black Sea Fleet running away from Crimea

Newly released satellite imagery captured by BlackSky, a company that provides space-based real-time intelligence, and obtained by Business Insider reveals the dispersal of the Black Sea Fleet — one of Ukraine’s defining successes of the war.

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