Spaceflight Successfully Launches 64 Satellites on First Dedicated Rideshare Mission

SSO-A: SmallSat Express is the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2018 – Spaceflight, the leading rideshare and mission management provider, today announced the success of its SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission, the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date. The … Continued

Spaceflight Arranges Launch of 12 Satellites Aboard India’s PSLV C43

Rideshare launch service provider prepares payload integration for its seventh launch with India’s PSLV SEATTLE – Nov. 8, 2018 – Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it will launch 12 spacecraft in November from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Payloads aboard the mission include Fleet Space Technologies’ Centauri I, … Continued

ATLAS Space Operations Brings on BlackSky’s Earth Observation Constellation as Customer

Traverse City, MI – July 17, 2018 — ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a company that provides satellite communications as a service through an innovative software-driven, high data flow global antenna network, announced today that BlackSky has selected ATLAS to provide telemetry, commanding, and data support for its high-revisit, Earth imaging constellation of satellites. ATLAS will … Continued

Spaceflight To Launch Smallsats for Canon Electronics, BlackSky, and Others on Three Upcoming Rocket Lab Missions

Seattle, WA – June 11, 2018 – Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, announced today it has partnered with Rocket Lab for three upcoming launches. The first Electron mission, scheduled for the end of 2018, will launch a BlackSky microsat along with several rideshare customers. The second mission will launch satellites from … Continued

Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio and Spaceflight Industries Finalize Alliance to Manufacture Smallsats at Scale and Deliver Innovative Geospatial Services

Parties will deploy the high revisit rate BlackSky constellation Washington DC, March 13, 2018 –  At the Satellite 2018 conference, The Space Alliance formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) announced today it has officially taken a minority stake in Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, having received all government … Continued

BlackSky Completes Its First Next-Generation Earth Imaging Smallsat, Readies for Launch and Commercial Availability

SEATTLE – March 6, 2018  – BlackSky, the geospatial intelligence service of Spaceflight Industries, today announced the first of its next generation of small Earth observation satellites is complete, qualified, and awaiting launch. This spacecraft, called Global-1, is the first of four smallsats that are scheduled to launch in the next year on both US … Continued

Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio and Spaceflight Industries Partner to Accelerate the BlackSky Geospatial Platform and High Revisit Rate Constellation

Parties Create World-Class Small Satellite Production Company to Build BlackSky Constellation Paris, September 15, 2017 – The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, … Continued

BlackSky and NGA Kick Off GEOINT Broker Platform Program

Program to deliver a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform SEATTLE – Sept. 14, 2017 – Spaceflight Industries today announced the work BlackSky is doing for the Air Force Research Lab to develop and deliver a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform is being conducted in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). On Aug. 29, the … Continued

BlackSky Awarded $16.4M Contract by Air Force Research Lab for Next-Generation Geospatial Intelligence Brokering Platform

SEATTLE – August 29, 2017 – Spaceflight Industries today announced that BlackSky has been awarded a two-year $16.4 million cost-plus-prime contract with the Air Force Research Lab to develop and deliver a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform. The brokering platform will provide on-demand analytics, collection, and information services from global data sources. “BlackSky is proud … Continued

Spaceflight Industries Reveals BlackSky Spectra; Airbus’s Pléiades, SPOT6/7, KazEOSat-1, and TerraSAR-X Join Growing Satellite Imagery Service

Groundbreaking geospatial service offers multi-spectral images from leading imaging providers for enhanced understanding of our world   SEATTLE – April 5, 2017 – Spaceflight Industries today revealed BlackSky Spectra, its on-demand satellite imagery service which enables customers to discover archive images and task new images from 13 high-resolution imaging spacecraft, all from one convenient web … Continued

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