Space Suppliers Summit Glasgow 2024

BlackSky Wins PT Lens Contract for Satellite Imagery

BlackSky
BlackSky Spectra image over Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. Credit: BlackSky.

Ibadan, 16 January 2024. – BlackSky Technology Inc. has won a multi-year contract from PT Len, supporting the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia to provide immediate access to subscription-based real-time, high-frequency imagery and analytics services. The Contract is an initial task order exceeding $1 million against a new multi-year contract to deliver space-based intelligence capabilities to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense.

As a result, the Company’s subscription-based Assured access program will guarantee capacity for high-frequency, dawn-to-dusk imagery and AI-driven analytics over dedicated areas of interest.

With BlackSky’s Assured access program, the Company aims to give customers guaranteed capacity within a predefined area of interest. Within this area of interest, an Assured customer’s tasking requests receive the highest priority. The Assured program is commercially available and powered by the BlackSky Spectra® tasking and analytics platform. Furthermore, Assured customers receive high-resolution imagery and automated detection analytics seamlessly and securely in less than 90 minutes within their current workflow environment.

Speaking on the contract and its offerings, Brian E. O’Toole, BlackSky CEO, said, “Meeting the growing global demand for real-time monitoring solutions, BlackSky has the unique ability to activate instant access to high-cadence imagery and AI-driven analytics for our customers.” The CEO also added that “The Indonesian MoD has made a bold and innovative step towards defense modernization as an early adopter of space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on-demand.”

BlackSky designs, owns, and operates low earth orbit small satellite constellations optimized to capture imagery cost-efficiently where and when customers request them. Furthermore, its Spectra AI software platform processes data from BlackSky’s constellation and from other third-party sensors to develop critical insights and analytics.

Check Also

#SpaceWatchGL Economy | ARTEMIS DELAYS AND ESA: CONNECTING THE DOTS

ESA held its Annual Directors General Press Conference at its PARIS HQ on 11 January 2024. A recording is available here  and a slide deck here. Among the many topics covered, one generated several burning questions: NASA having just a few days earlier announced Artemis II and III delays, would that impact ESA, and if yes, how?