Insights & Updates

Cloud-based constellation orchestration with BlackSky

  Since the launch of Pathfinder-1 two years ago, the BlackSky ground and control team has been working on Gemini, our name for our internal next-generation cloud-based constellation orchestration system. We’ve taken operator interactions with our first demonstration satellite Pathfinder-1 combined with lessons learned from our first-generation software and redesigned the system from the ground-up … Continued

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BlackSky: Designed Around Timeliness  

At BlackSky, the timeliness of satellite imagery is a cornerstone of our business proposition. We drove timeliness directly into the design of every aspect of our system, and we place such value on it that we built Gemini, our in-house designed and implemented constellation orchestration solution, to do the planning and tasking faster and more … Continued

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Four Real-World Scenarios for Defense and Intelligence Customers

BlackSky provides clear insights to defense and intelligence users facing fast-moving challenges around the world. Rapid-revisit imagery, ground sensor networks, news, and social media are paired with fully automated analytics to seamlessly extract information and deliver alerts customized to the user. Here are four recent examples of BlackSky providing tangible, timely value for D&I customers: … Continued

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DSI Provides Water-Based Propulsion for BlackSky Smallsats

Earlier this week, Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced it is providing its Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems for the BlackSky smallsat constellation. DSI will provide an initial block of 20 water thrusters for the BlackSky satellites. The first satellite, Global-1, is scheduled to launch later this year with the next 3 smallsats launching within the … Continued

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