BlackSky is Defining the Category of

Real-Time Geospatial Intelligence

Through our Spectra AI SaaS platform, powered by our proprietary space and terrestrial sensor network, we deliver information, insights, and analytics that matter most to you.

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Geospatial Intelligence - BlackSky

Now, More Than Ever,

Our World Needs

Real-Time
Geospatial Intelligence

We are combining the power of our satellite constellation which provides 60 minutes revisits of the most strategic locations in the world with an AI software platform to deliver real time alerts, data, and information to decision makers across a range of industries.

BlackSky's First To Know Insights

  • Kaifeng Air Base
    Kaifeng Air Base

    BlackSky imagery shows activity at the Kaifeng Air Base from July through November 2022 – from planes on the runway to demolition to active construction.

  • Varreux Fuel Terminal in Haiti
    Varreux Fuel Terminal in Haiti

    BlackSky imagery shows the blockade of the Varreux fuel terminal in Haiti amid its fuel crisis. For deeper analysis, including nighttime imagery overlays of Portau Prince,  view our ArcGIS story map here: https://arcg.is/D9m4

  • Zaphorizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
    Zaphorizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

    BlackSky capabilities give first space-based confirmation that the Zaphorizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant cooling systems were partially active yesterday afternoon and this morning, as indicated by non-operating spray systems to the south and water flow into the cooling pond west of the reactor complex. Early morning, low-light, images also show cooling tower lights operational.

  • Hurricane Ian
    Hurricane Ian

    Hurricane Ian, with intense storm surges and rapid flooding, has devasted communities across Florida. BlackSky captured imagery showing just a portion of the extensive damage in Fort Myers Beach. Our hearts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

  • Poyang Lake, Jianxi Province, China
    Poyang Lake, Jianxi Province, China

    Did you know that Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China? This past summer, the lake saw its lowest water levels in over 70 years. Take a look at how BlackSky imagery shows the water level change from 2021 to 2022.

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    What’s a better way to spend the end of summer than at the state fair? Take a look at this BlackSky capture of the Minnesota State Fair after sunset, the night of the Diana Ross performance.

  • Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
    Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

    Enter Sandman! BlackSky captured imagery of 35 mph winds causing a sandstorm over Burning Man Project earlier this month. Check out the full time-lapse here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/92b0714d8c9c49d9a1e441f6b4ed517b

  • The OS35 Bulk Carrier and ADAM LNG Gas Tanker Collision
    The OS35 Bulk Carrier and ADAM LNG Gas Tanker Collision

    The OS35 bulk carrier and ADAM LNG gas tanker collided off of the coast of Gibraltar yesterday. This morning, BlackSky captured imagery showing the half-submerged bulk carrier surrounded by support vessels.

  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Baghdad, Iraq

    BlackSky imagery captured protesters in Baghdad breaching the Green Zone on August 30th, after cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his resignation from politics. 

  • Kavachi Volcano, Solomon Islands
    Kavachi Volcano, Solomon Islands

    This isn’t Sharknado… it’s Sharkano.
    Also known as the Kavachi Submarine Volcano, it’s named for the species of shark that lives in the area. The volcano has been erupting since October 2021 and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Pacific. Take a look at the BlackSky imagery of volcanic eruptions from June through July this year.

  • Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
    Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

    Did you know that the tide rises up to 14 meters, or 46 feet, every day at the Bay of Fundy? With BlackSky’s rapid revisit constellation, we’re able to capture these tidal changes within a matter of hours.

  • Tour De France 2022
    Tour De France 2022

    Look at them go! BlackSky captured the finish line as well as multiple route loops on the last day of Tour De France 2022.

  • Matanzas Super Tanker Base in Cuba
    Matanzas Super Tanker Base in Cuba

    BlackSky captured imagery of the Matanzas Super Tanker Base in Cuba before, during, and after the fire last week – showing the thick smoke plumes and extensive damage. Our hearts are with all those affected by this tragedy. #TragediaMatanzas

  • NASA Artemis1 Mission
    NASA Artemis1 Mission

    Ready for liftoff! 🚀 Take a look at the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft rollout onto the launchpad for the NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Artemis1 mission.

  • Nazca Lines, Southern Peru, South America
    Nazca Lines, Southern Peru, South America

    Did you know that the Nazca Lines are believed to be 2,000+ years old? With BlackSky imagery, we can survey archaeological sites without disturbing or damaging them.

  • Lake Mead
    Lake Mead

    Rain, rain, don’t go away – Lake Mead needs you! Take a look at our analysis of the 2021 drought water level, compared to levels as of June 28.

  • Barcelona, Spain
    Barcelona, Spain

    Dawn-to-dusk analytics and imagery captured on April 18, 2022, over Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Spain, showcase new aircraft type classification, one of many new features recently released as part of BlackSky’s Enhanced Site Monitoring capabilities. The combination of new analytics and imaging features with automated anomaly alerts and high-revisit imaging provides customers with deeper insights into operational fleet trends.

  • Port of Gladstone, Australia
    Port of Gladstone, Australia

    Following the successful launch with Rocket Lab Saturday, BlackSky’s two new satellites delivered first insights in a company record of less than 12 hours after launch over Port of Gladstone, Australia.

  • Korczowa-Krakovets Border
    Korczowa-Krakovets Border

    Dawn-to-dusk series of images collected over the Korczowa-Krakovets border shows the progressive increase of bus traffic leaving Ukraine over a nine-hour period on March 17, 2022.

  • PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA
    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

    Three images were collected in rapid succession over Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on August 10, 2020, at 11:31 a.m. local time. By analyzing these images, BlackSky is able to extract critical economic and financial indicators to offer a near real-time view of commercial activity in Port Elizabeth.

  • North Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    North Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    BlackSky image captured March 27, 2022 5:10pm local (UTC+3) following Houthi-claimed attack on Aramco petroleum storage site in north Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

  • Seven Collects in Seven Hours
    Seven Collects in Seven Hours
  • Irpine, Ukraine
    Irpine, Ukraine

    BlackSky image captured over Irpin, Ukraine at 9:50am local (UTC+2) today shows extensive damage to residential areas just south of the Bucha River and University of the State Fiscal Service.

  • Autonomous Monitoring
    Autonomous Monitoring

    BlackSky’s monitoring services have collected and processed over 500 images and tracked over 200 events surrounding Port Hedland in the past twelve months, providing intricate detail of shifts in activity, productivity, and efficiency.

  • Dawn-to-Dusk Imaging Made Possible with BlackSky
    Dawn-to-Dusk Imaging Made Possible with BlackSky

    Shelling causes fire at Luhansk Power Station, Ukranian State Emergency Service says.

  • Spectra AI
    Spectra AI

    Spectra AI can alert you to the information that matters most to help you make rapid, informed, strategic decisions.

  • Chernobyl and Zaporizhzia
    Chernobyl and Zaporizhzia

    Ukrainian nuclear power plants are critical infrastructure, responsible for roughly 50% of the country’s power. Russian forces now occupy Chernobyl and Zaporizhzia. BKSY is also monitoring Rivne, South Ukraine, and Khmelnitsky.

  • Global Supply Chain Monitoring
    Global Supply Chain Monitoring

    BlackSky’s Spectra AI enables near real-time monitoring of critical nodes of the global supply chain, empowering users to react faster to an increasingly dynamic market.

  • Damage to Antonov Company Manufacturing Facility
    Damage to Antonov Company Manufacturing Facility

    BlackSky image collected over Svyatoshyns’kyi District 09:16hrs local today show damage to Antonov Company manufacturing facility and apartment building 6 miles west of Kyiv, Ukraine.

  • BlackSky Has Collected 487 Images in One Year
    BlackSky Has Collected 487 Images in One Year
  • Antonov Airfield, Ukraine
    Antonov Airfield, Ukraine

    BlackSky image collected over Antonov Airfield, Ukraine 12:34 hrs local showing fuel storage units burning south of main facilities, debris near the Mriya hangar, and remains of Mirazh logistics warehouse 2 miles east in Hostomel.

  • BlackSky Site Monitoring
    BlackSky Site Monitoring

    BlackSky’s Site Monitoring captured the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Philadelphia, which experienced historic flooding in the region.

  • Mariupol, Ukraine
    Mariupol, Ukraine

    Smoke drifts westward from damaged building materials store Budivel’nyy along Shevchenka Boulevard in central Mariupol.

  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport
    Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

    Spectra AI allows for continuous monitoring of commercial airports globally, providing critical insights into the aviation industry, including cargo operations, maintenance schedules and passenger travel.

  • Vasylkiv Air Base 02/28/2022 10:44hrs local
    Vasylkiv Air Base 02/28/2022 10:44hrs local

    Image collected over Vasylkiv Air Base, Ukraine 10:44 hrs local (UTC+2) 02/28/2022. BlackSky rapid revisit capability & analytics show a crater marking a parking lot centered on the airfield as an industrial complex smolders southwest of the main runway.

  • Spectra AI Site Monitoring
    Spectra AI Site Monitoring

    BlackSky Spectra AI Alert: 77% Reduction of Aircraft at Chinese Airbase within 20 Hours

  • Ivankiv Russian convoy 02/28/2022 13:58hrs local
    Ivankiv Russian convoy 02/28/2022 13:58hrs local

    Image collected over Ivankiv, Ukraine 13:58 hrs local (UTC+2) 02/28/2022. BlackSky rapid revisit capability & analytics show Russian military convoy passing through scorched greenbelt straddling the Teteriv River northwest of Kyiv.

  • Afghanistan Via Spectra AI
    Afghanistan Via Spectra AI

    BlackSky’s Spectra AI enables near real-time monitoring of critical nodes of the global supply chain, empowering users to react faster to an increasingly dynamic market.

  • Palantir Foundry
    Palantir Foundry

    BlackSky completed a joint pilot project with @PalantirTech that integrated our commercial satellite imagery and analytics into their enterprise platform.

  • HANEDA AIRPORT, TOKYO
    HANEDA AIRPORT, TOKYO

    Using high-revisit satellite imagery, BlackSky’s Spectra AI has detected the utilization of major facilities at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Parking spaces shown in green are rarely used, while red indicates frequent occupancy. BlackSky customers can also understand inflow/outflow of cargo and monitor airline maintenance activity.

  • PERTH, AUSTRALIA
    PERTH, AUSTRALIA

    BlackSky’s Spectra AI combines the power of high-resolution satellite imagery with AI/ML techniques to automatically create detailed maps indicating activity along roads, buildings, waterways, construction sites, and more.

Work At BlackSky

A New Industry Is Here, You Can Help Us Lead It.

If you’re driven by a desire to see your talent make an impact on the world by helping build and define the activity-based insights industry, life at BlackSky is for you. We offer competitive compensation and a compelling culture rich with opportunity.

 

Featured Jobs

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

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The BlackSky Family

  • Nancy Thomas

    “I joined BlackSky to solve challenging remote sensing problems that enable global insight for our customers. Our team is what makes BlackSky special!”

    Nancy Thomas
    Image Ops PM & Sr Engineer, Image Processing
  • Joe Hines

    “I have never before been part of a company with teammates and management this talented, who always act ethically, and who foster a welcoming and friendly community within the company as well.”

    Joe Hines
    Senior Software Architect
  • Jason Curtis

    “Blacksky is the right place for me because I love living and working in Virginia, and I whole-heartedly agree with the company’s forward stance on justice and support for all.”

    Jason Curtis
    Senior Systems Engineer
  • Nick Sekula

    “This job gives me the flexibility to make sure i am spending quality time with my family. I never feel like I am under appreciated!”

    Nick Sekula
    Sr. Administrator, System
  • Chalinee Tinaves

    “It has been exciting to watch our satellite launches with my family, know the potential impact of BlackSky’s products and services for our commercial and government customers, and think of the limitless possibilities for the future.”

    Chalinee Tinaves
    Legal Counsel
  • Kathy Castillo-Santos

    “A previous boss invited me to join her at BlackSky. We are encouraged to always look for ways to improve. My colleagues are amazing: caring, understanding, appreciative, collaborative, smart…”

    Kathy Castillo-Santos
    Sr. Manager, Accounting
  • Tiffanie Bailey

    “Our Finance team is a close knit bonded family and we work very well together. Finance can be highly stressful, but our team somehow still makes it fun to work together, even virtually.”

    Tiffanie Bailey
    Sr. A/P Specialist
  • Bernie Yoo

    “I’m excited to help shape the revolution in AI-aided insights through responsive space imaging. I enjoy the challenge of coordinating the activities. When it all comes together, it’s like music from a well-played violin!”

    Bernie Yoo
    Senior Mission Planning Engineer
  • Nic Gaudio

    “Every day there are new problems to solve and challenges to tackle. Never before have I worked somewhere where an individual can have such a large impact, and where a team is so inexorably driven towards a common goal.”

    Nic Gaudio
    Sr. Constellation Operations Engineer
  • Torey Alford

    “I find numerous parallels between climbing and BlackSky. In both, I am often faced with challenges in which I’m able to use creative problem solving techniques (either individually or collaboratively) to accomplish desired outcomes.”

    Torey Alford
    Sr. Principal SW Engineer, Imagery Services
  • Brian Poteat

    “I love working at BlackSky because I get to work on really cool technology with coworkers whom I truly believe to be among the best at what they do.”

    Brian Poteat
    Sr. Manager, Platform Services
  • Rick James

    “I chose to join BlackSky because I loved the idea of working for a groundbreaking company. Every day is something different and these are constant reminders of how we are innovators in commercial satellite imagery.”

    Rick James
    Director, IT
  • Ian Jonesi

    “What I love most about BlackSky is the atmosphere. We have such a talented and fun team here. Oh, and tasking satellites is cool too!”

    Ian Jonesi
    Customer Success Representative
  • Matthew Dykstra

    “I chose to join the BlackSky team because I saw so much potential for changing how we use imagery and geospatial information, and I wanted to be a part of bringing that change to life.”

    Matthew Dykstra
    Director, Geospatial Analysis
  • Keith Rawson

    “I’ve been involved in many exciting projects such as supporting the launch of new satellites. The challenge and learning experience that BlackSky provides each day keeps me excited to work here!”

    Keith Rawson
    Software Development Engineer
  • Eiji Shibata

    “Working at BlackSky in Seattle has allowed me to enjoy a great work-life balance, from designing and modeling the BlackSky constellation to spending time in the outdoors looking at Mount Rainier.”

    Eiji Shibata
    Sr. Engineer, Constellation Systems
  • James Price

    “One of the things I love most about working at BlackSky is having the opportunity to work with an extremely talented group of individuals who are all passionate about what they do.”

    James Price
    Manager of Platform Site Reliability Engineering
  • Mike Tomaszeski

    “I left my previous company after 14 years because BlackSky was on the front end of new space. My career focuses on customers needing critical data to make decisions… BlackSky is an exciting fit.”

    Mike Tomaszeski
    Senior Director, Account Management
  • Edward Kane

    “I joined BlackSky because I was inspired by the people I met from the very start. They made me feel like I was family. I felt supported, engaged and valued by all levels of the organization.”

    Edward Kane
    Manager, Program Infrastructure
  • Eric Stone III

    “The work is fascinating. As a CSM I get to look over the shoulders of MOD’s from around the world. What they are interested in, the current events, the areas and sites that may be pivotal in the near future.”

    Eric Stone III
    Customer Success Representative
  • Ethan Dederick

    “Blacksky drew me in with its promise of pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo of the space industry, and working alongside professionals with a drive to get it all done.”

    Ethan Dederick
    Sr. Engineer, Image Processing
  • Nick Geraci

    “BlackSky is at the cutting edge of geospatial intelligence and space operations. We use our technical skills and architectural knowledge to get creative and drive improvements with autonomy and full support from leadership.”

    Nick Geraci
    CONSTELLATION OPERATIONS MANAGER
  • Annie Copeland

    “The company’s overall reputation, drive, and intelligence drew me in. BlackSky promotes the best work/life balance and is committed to supporting, valuing and empowering all employees to do their best.”

    Annie Copeland
    Sales Operations Manager
  • Joshua Konowe

    “One of many reasons I joined BlackSky is that our satellites get to do something every 90 minutes I wish I could do more often…capture the world.”

    Joshua Konowe
    Sr. Director, Product Marketing
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