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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Earthquake Event Monitoring Service

One of the most significant benefits of using BlackSky is that the platform provides timely and relevant information and insights about our world so you can make better informed decisions. Never is this more critical than when natural disasters occur. As you may know, BlackSky brings together this timely and relevant information in the form … Continued

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Employee profile: Chantz Thomas

Meet Chantz Thomas, Constellation Operations Engineer/Sales Engineer.  Q: What do you do for BlackSky? A: My work spans operations, sales, and engineering. As BlackSky’s constellation progresses, my focus shifts between these roles. In operations, I work as part of the team that commissions, commands, and maintains BlackSky spacecraft and ground systems. In sales, I recruit … Continued

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Rep. Adam Smith Visits BlackSky

We were proud to host Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th District at our Seattle office. Besides representing his community’s interests in Washington, Rep. Smith is the senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. He has served in the House of Representatives for over 20 years and is a very strong advocate for both … Continued

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100 Days on Orbit!

Last week we celebrated the 100th day of our Pathfinder-1 satellite on orbit. We’re thrilled with the images we’ve received and want to share a few more:   Follow us on Instagram where we will be sharing our very latest images!

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Employee Profile: Jane Vail

Meet Jane Vail, Director of Program Management at BlackSky.   Q: What do you do for BlackSky? A: I’ve been at Spaceflight Industries, working on BlackSky, since April 2015. My areas of responsibilities lie across the organization, formally and informally – the beauty of working in a startup environment is that there’s a job description … Continued

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It’s here! Introducing the BlackSky Global Intelligence Platform

It’s clear. We are in the middle of a geospatial revolution. From the earliest explorers until about 10 years ago, we relied on paper maps to navigate the world. They were detailed, but static…and impossible to fold. Then, Google Earth came on the scene in 2005, and suddenly we could scroll into every corner of … Continued

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Satellite Eye Candy from Pathfinder-1

Our Pathfinder-1 satellite continues to dazzle us – we’re getting gorgeous daily images, and couldn’t wait to share. Here are just a couple more and some thoughts on the insights they can provide.  Coastline in Australia: The coast north of Adelaide Australia is experiencing extensive erosion of its fragile, low-lying saltmarsh, called the Samphire Coast. The … Continued

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Hello beautiful! Our first pictures from Pathfinder-1 represent complete mission success

Why is it that “your first” seems more beautiful than you ever could’ve imagined? Your first car, your first apartment, your first child? It has to be the anticipation of the moment, the hard work you put in, and the big milestone you’ve achieved. It makes it that much better, that much more beautiful to … Continued

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