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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.
Andrews Space & Technology Inc is founded
Awarded the Alternate Access to Space contract by NASA MSFC
Acquired Automated Controlled Environments to expand into spacecraft subsystems
Awarded US Army Kestrel Eye contract
Debut of Spaceflight launch services
Closed $7.5M Series A investment to fund BlackSky Pathfinder spacecraft
Launched first Spaceflight customers (for Planet and NASA Ames)
Unveiled Spaceflight Networks ground station service business
Public unveiling of the BlackSky constellation and business plan
Closed $21M Series B investment to fund additional BlackSky spacecraft
Purchased first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for dedicated rideshare mission
Awarded first GSA Schedule contract for satellite launch services
Closed $25M Series B.1 investment, acquired OpenWhere
Successful launch of first BlackSky Pathfinder satellite
Release of BlackSky Global Intelligence Platform
BlackSky awarded geospatial services contract in partnership with NGA
Spaceflight signs contract with NASA to launch U-class payloads
$150M investment from Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio, others
BlackSky completes and readies first Global EO satellites for launch
Spaceflight prepares historic launch of 70+ spacecraft on Falcon 9
LeoStella formed to manufacture smallsats at scale