Why BlackSky?

Our customers rely on BlackSky because they need to be the first to know. BlackSky’s analytics platform, Spectra AI, combines millions of data elements daily from our earth observation constellation, partner satellites, IoT, hyper local platforms, and third-party sources. BlackSky can deliver the advantage that others can’t. When you need to make rapid, informed strategic decisions, BlackSky can make it possible.

Knowing is more important than seeing.
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The BlackSky Advantage

What is it about BlackSky’s approach that gives you the competitive edge?
  • Cutting Edge: Our Spectra AI platform is powered by Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
  • Rapid Multi-Day Revisit: Locations can be imaged multiple times a day.
  • Smartphone Friendly: You can tap into insights through a simple subscription model requiring no IT infrastructure or setup time, much of which can be driven by your smartphone.
  • Integrated Sources: We gather observations from space, air, environmental sensors, asset tracking sensors, & Industrial IoT.
  • Narrative Sources: Our system gathers insights from hyperlocal news, industry publications, and financial reports.
  • Actionable Insights: We provide asset monitoring, pattern-of-life, and situational awareness analytics and imagery.
  • BlackSky On-Demand Secure Bundle: The bundle allows you to securely access the BlackSky Spectra AI platform from offsite locations.

Our History

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2015

Public unveiling of the BlackSky constellation and business plan

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2015

Closed $21M Series B investment to fund additional BlackSky spacecraft

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2015

Purchased first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for dedicated rideshare mission

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2016

Awarded first GSA Schedule contract for satellite launch services

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2016

Closed $25M Series B.1 investment, acquired OpenWhere

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2016

Successful launch of first BlackSky Pathfinder satellite

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2016

Release of BlackSky Global Intelligence Platform

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2017

BlackSky awarded geospatial services contract in partnership with NGA

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2017

Spaceflight signs contract with NASA to launch U-class payloads

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2018

$150M investment from Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio, others

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2018

LeoStella formed to manufacture smallsats at scale

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2018

BlackSky completes and launches first commercial EO satellites, Global I, and Global II

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2019

Start of commercial operations

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2019

Global III and Global IV satellites go into orbit

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2019

$50 million in funding secured from Intelsat

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2020

Spaceflight Industries Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Spaceflight Rideshare to Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Yamasa Co., Ltd.

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2021

BlackSky announced it entered into a business merger agreement with Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. The newly combined company is expected to be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “BKSY.”

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2021

BlackSky expects to have 14 satellites in our constellation by the end of 2021

Technology Partners

BlackSky has partnered with some of the most visionary and pioneering partners in space and commercial imagery and technology. Through these strong partnerships, BlackSky has seen tremendous growth in both reach and capability with exciting new ventures ahead.

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