Insights & Updates

BlackSky Monitors Volcanic Eruption in Kamchatka

Kambalny Volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula Erupts: BlackSky Platform Monitors Changes Satellite imagery is crucially important for responding to crisis events like natural disasters. While we usually focus on high-resolution imagery for monitoring crises, the BlackSky platform also gives us access to “low-medium” resolution sensors like Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2. These multispectral sensors can be useful for crisis … Continued

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Introducing BlackSky Spectra

BlackSky is the first geospatial service to combine multi-sensor imagery with timely and relevant data feeds and analytical services to enhance your understanding of the world as events happen. Today, we’re excited to announce BlackSky Spectra — our on-demand imagery service. This new name better reflects how the service uniquely enables you to look at … Continued

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Cyclone Debbie Hits Queensland

Last night, Cyclone Debbie hit the coast of Queensland, Australia as a Category 3 storm. We’ve been using BlackSky to track the aftermath from last night’s devastation and today’s continuing heavy rain and flooding. You’ll see in the screenshot below that BlackSky has been configured for our new Natural Disaster topic/theme – showing storm-related events … Continued

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Using BlackSky to Better Understand the Ariane 5 Situation

As you’ve probably seen in the news recently, an Ariane 5 launch of Brazilian and South Korean telecommunications satellites has been delayed several times due to increasing labor strife in French Guiana.   News coverage today is instantaneous, and using it to complement satellite data increases our understanding of events as they happen. BlackSky Events, … Continued

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