We’re
using space
to solve
many of the
world’s
challenges.

Spaceflight Industries is a next-generation space company enabling access to space and redefining global intelligence.

Our distinct approach of “using up there to make down here better” focuses on removing the complexities and high cost that once prohibited the majority of organizations from getting to space and observing our planet. It’s not just talk to us, we’re truly changing the game.

Through our services Spaceflight and BlackSky, we are enabling timely and affordable access to space while redefining how we observe our changing world. This combination of innovative satellite design, rideshare launch offerings, and geospatial intelligence services provide the insights that transform how we view ourselves and the planet on which we live.

We can’t imagine doing anything else. To be in the front seat (and in many cases, the driver’s seat) in the new space revolution? Yeah, it’s that cool.

Our History

1999

Andrews Space & Technology Inc is founded

2003

Awarded the Alternate Access to Space contract by NASA MSFC

2007

Acquired Automated Controlled Environments to expand into spacecraft subsystems

2008

Awarded US Army Kestrel Eye contract

2010

Debut of Spaceflight launch services

2013

Closed $7.5M Series A investment to fund BlackSky Pathfinder spacecraft

2013

Launched first Spaceflight customers (for Planet and NASA Ames)

2014

Unveiled Spaceflight Networks ground station service business

2015

Public unveiling of the BlackSky constellation and business plan

2015

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

2015

Purchased first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for dedicated rideshare mission

2016

Awarded first GSA Schedule contract for satellite launch services

2016

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

2016

Successful launch of first BlackSky Pathfinder satellite

2016

Release of BlackSky Global Intelligence Platform