Rocket Lab said an Electron rocket failed to reach orbit May 15 when the vehicle’s computer system detected a problem with the second stage engine and shut it down.
New accounting rules have thrown a wrench into a SPAC machine that has been catapulting space companies to the public markets.
BlackSky announced March 25 it signed an agreement with Rocket Lab to launch eight satellites before the end of 2021.
The SPAC boom has reshaped the space startup sector. Until recently, there was plenty of capital flowing into startups but few exits. SPACs offer, in some sense, the best of both options: an influx of capital associated with going public, but without the overhead of a traditional IPO.
BlackSky announced Feb. 18 it has signed a deal to go public through a merger with Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp.
Planet and BlackSky imagery will be added to NGA's unclassified system that delivers geospatial data to government agencies.
BlackSky's Gen-3 satellites will provide imagery with 50-centimeter resolution
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for.
The Air Force will use BlackSky's monitoring service to track the spread of COVID-19 and secure its supply chain.
A report from Quilty Analytics projects Maxar will retain the bulk of future NRO imagery contracts and emerging competitors Planet and BlackSky will gradually gain market share.
Spaceflight Industries has completed the sale of its satellite rideshare business, Spaceflight Inc., to a pair of Japanese companies following a U.S. regulatory review and the modification of an Intelsat loan.
Intelsat is asking its bankruptcy court for authorization to modify a $50 million loan to Spaceflight Industries’ Earth-observation business BlackSky that could become a snag in Spaceflight’s sale of its launch rideshare business.
Satellite images and other data can be analyzed to forecast potential spreads of the disease and move resources to help combat it.
The coronavirus pandemic has fueled demand for telework tools and has increased organizations’ appetite for up to the minute intelligence