Insights & Updates

Cyclone Debbie Hits Queensland

Last night, Cyclone Debbie hit the coast of Queensland, Australia as a Category 3 storm. We’ve been using BlackSky to track the aftermath from last night’s devastation and today’s continuing heavy rain and flooding. You’ll see in the screenshot below that BlackSky has been configured for our new Natural Disaster topic/theme – showing storm-related events … Continued

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Using BlackSky to Better Understand the Ariane 5 Situation

As you’ve probably seen in the news recently, an Ariane 5 launch of Brazilian and South Korean telecommunications satellites has been delayed several times due to increasing labor strife in French Guiana.   News coverage today is instantaneous, and using it to complement satellite data increases our understanding of events as they happen. BlackSky Events, … Continued

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Employee Profile: Torey Alford

Meet Torey Alford, a key member of our BlackSky team.  Q: Describe what you do for BlackSky. A: I am a technical lead for BlackSky, which is a geospatial service for cataloging, ordering, and processing satellite imagery from our evolving BlackSky constellation along with numerous other satellite vendors (comprising of our virtual constellation). Before joining … Continued

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How the Energy Industry Benefits from Geospatial Imagery

The energy industry needs a boost when it comes to utilizing geospatial information. Until just recently, the critical content energy companies need has been fragmented and hard to find. Those looking for satellite images of their infrastructure had to use a mix of proprietary software, custom modeling tools, and archaic datasets. While there have been … Continued

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