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BlackSky Awarded NRO Contract for Commercial Imagery to Support U.S. Government Mission Needs


 

June 03, 2019

BlackSky has been awarded a Study Contract through the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to provide commercial satellite imagery.

The NRO is responsible for providing the defense and intelligence communities with access to high-resolution commercial imagery to support homeland defense, national security, disaster and emergency response missions enabling them to make informed decisions with confidence.

“Being selected by the NRO to participate in the study contract validates how BlackSky has quickly become a trusted partner of providing mission-critical global intelligence,” said Brian O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “We’re combining high-revisit satellite imaging with a unique analytic solution for site monitoring, all at a price point not seen before with traditional providers. We look forward to building a long-term partnership with the NRO and continuing our support of the U.S. government’s existing and emerging security and intelligence needs.”

BlackSky recently announced it has successfully achieved significant on-orbit milestones of its first two Earth-imaging spacecraft, Global-1 and Global-2, and has started commercial availability. The company is on track to launch Global-3 and Global-4 in the coming months and plans to launch four more satellites in the constellation later this year.

 

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