BlackSky completes high-res satellite constellation to offer 15 revisits per day

In December 2021, BlackSky completed its 12 high-resolution small satellite constellation. The constellation offers a peak of 15 hourly visits per day over certain locations.

The satellites achieved first light within hours after launch and were successfully commissioned into operations within 48 hours. The satellite imagery is processed by the company’s Spectra AI platform, delivering AI-enabled insights to customers within hours.

Spectra AI serves as a tasking and analytics engine that fuses multiple data sources of information with its geospatial imagery from the company’s proprietary constellation. Through a subscription-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, the platform delivers real-time geospatial intelligence products to customers with no humans in the loop.

Completing the 12-satellite constellation follows a year of high-paced execution that included raising $283 million during its IPO, a multi-year investment partnership with Palantir, and capturing several US Government contracts.