Insights & Updates

Your World Now: Proving the Power of the Architecture

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

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Launch +2 Weeks Update: The BlackSky Space & Ground Architecture Exceeds Expectations

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

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Confirmed Communication from Pathfinder-1!

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

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