On 15/09/2017 the Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries to boost the BlackSky constellation.
The agreement includes the following elements:
SpaceNews has highlighted Earth-i Ltd plans to launch a satellite late in 2017 to capture high-resolution video imagery in colour and pave the way for a constellation of similar spacecraft.
On 03/02/2017 Planet announced it was acquiring rival Terra Bella from Google for an undisclosed sum.
A recent article from SpaceNews highlights NASA's plans to purchase tens of millions of dollars of Earth science data from constellations of small satellites in 2017 to understand if data can meet its needs.
Business Wire highlighted the succesful launch of BlackSky's first demonstration satellite Pathfinder 1 of 25/09/2016.
Agreement reached with three University programmes to demonstrate on-orbit CubeSat technologies.
More than 100 customers already, from agriculture to humanitarian organisations