A $16.4-million two-year contract has been awarded to develop a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform. The Air Force Research Lab contract, granted to BlackSky, calls for a platform that provides on-demand analytics, collection, and information services from global data sources.

“BlackSky is proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Air Force and U.S. government stakeholders on the development of leading-edge anticipatory analytics and commercial GEOINT brokering capabilities,” says Brian O’Toole, executive vice president and chief technology officer of BlackSky. “Easy access and streamlined delivery of timely and relevant insights about our changing world is essential to faster and more informed decision making. The BlackSky platform combined with our world-class solutions team is proving to be a key enabler for accelerating our customers’ success.”

The BlackSky Geospatial Solutions team brings expertise in geospatial intelligence, commercial remote sensing, cloud-based architectures, geospatial analysis and machine learning to help clients harness the power of global data sources to gain improved situational awareness and actionable intelligence.

BlackSky is a division of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, serving government and private sector organizations with solutions enabled by the BlackSky platform. Within the platform, users can access BlackSky Spectra’s on-demand imagery service to search, purchase, task, and download visual imagery and multi-spectral data from a global collection network. They can also subscribe to BlackSky Events, the platform’s global event monitoring service that fuses news, social media, industry data services and physical sensor networks to provide early warning and insights on risks, threats, and opportunities that can impact their business.

About Spaceflight Industries

Spaceflight Industries offers innovative satellite design, rideshare launch management, global communications networking, and a geospatial intelligence service to support a new era of global awareness. Founded in 1999, the Seattle-based company has a track record of success on a global scale.