Arianespace and Spaceflight Sign Contract to Launch Small Satellites on Vega SSMS POC Flight

Arianespace announced today that it has been selected by leading rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight to launch small satellites on the Vega launch vehicle, as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof Of Concept (POC) flight. Arianespace, the world’s first commercial launch services provider, has signed a landmark agreement with Spaceflight Industries … 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

Spaceflight Prepares to Launch Eleven Spacecraft on India’s PSLV-C40

Cubesat integration complete as rideshare launch service provider prepares to deploy spacecraft for veteran and first-time customers in early January Seattle – December 4, 2017 – Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it will be launching 11 spacecraft in early January from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Spacecraft include … Continued

Spaceflight Successfully Completes Modal Survey for SSO-A Spacecraft

Test validates the accuracy of the computer model, which allows accurate predictions of launch stress Seattle – Oct. 4, 2017 — Spaceflight, the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced its SSO-A Integrated Payload Stack has successfully completed a modal survey of the primary structure. The series of tests, conducted … Continued

Spaceflight Awarded First NASA Contract for Launch of U-Class Payloads

NASA KSC multi-year contract includes integration and launch of 72U capacity of cubesat rideshare Seattle – October 2, 2017 – Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 … 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 Purchases an Electron Rocket from Rocket Lab for More Frequent, Affordable Rideshare to Space

Purchase reflects an increasing demand for mid-inclination orbits from small satellite industry SEATTLE – May 17, 2017 — Spaceflight, the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced the purchase of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket to increase the frequency of its dedicated rideshare missions. The Electron is an ideal launch … Continued

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