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
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!
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
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
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
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
It’s been over three weeks since we launched Pathfinder-1, and by all accounts the mission has been a great success. The satellite and ground station operations have been rock solid, meeting our every expectation (more here on that.) In addition, we have moved into imaging mode and are calibrating the various spacecraft sensors. A core … Continued
It’s hard to believe it’s been two weeks since we launched our first satellite, BlackSky’s Pathfinder-1. We’ve been working 24/7 through early operations with our demonstration spacecraft and wanted to share a brief recap of our first weeks of spacecraft operations. In a nutshell, Pathfinder-1 is exceeding our expectations. As engineers, that’s a significant statement … Continued
We are pleased to report a successful launch of Pathfinder-1 and the subsequent first communication! Watch the video below to see our ops team receive the first signal, and then the first data. Jason Andrews, CEO of Spaceflight Industries, reflects on this achievement: This is one more milestone in a string of milestones … Continued
We’re launching in a few minutes…if you want to follow along, here’s the live stream.