ATLAS, BlackSky Harness Expanded Earth Observation Capabilities

ATLAS Space Operations, an innovator in ground communications for the space industry, has announced that BlackSky has selected ATLAS to provide telemetry, commanding, and data support for its fifth and sixth satellites in its high-revisit Earth imaging satellite constellation, the company said.

ATLAS is providing support through their ground station sites in Guam and Japan, utilizing their innovative Freedom™ software.

BlackSky helps organizations observe and understand global events by integrating a diverse set of sensors and data, including satellite images, to provide sensitive monitoring and alert services. On August 7th, the company launched two additional satellites (of a planned 60) into low earth orbit.

The newest satellites provide 1-meter resolution color imagery and increases global revisit rates — already amongst the best in the world. These advancements will further enhance BlackSky´s access to reliable, secure, and fast space-based data, allowing them to provide improved intelligence and analysis capabilities to their customers.

ATLAS operates a global network of ground stations, powered by their Freedom™ software. Freedom™ allows users to seamlessly integrate with ATLAS´ robust network. Through ATLAS integration, BlackSky will gain access to mission critical data, analytics, and automated scheduling — all through a single, secure VPN. This process further enables BlackSky to provide their customers with near real-time data, revisiting a single location up to six times in one day, all while retrieving secure data efficiently, safely, and reliably through Freedom™.

BlackSky´s premier global monitoring and alerting services provide an easy, affordable way to observe, analyze and act on timely and relevant insights about the planet. BlackSky combines access to high-quality satellite images from multiple sources, including its own planned 60-satellite constellation, with a diverse set of real-time sensor data such as social media, news and other data feeds. For more information, visit www.blacksky.com.

ATLAS Space Operations, ranked No. 102 on Inc. Magazine´s annual Inc. 5000 list, provides affordable, secure, and exceptional ground-to-space communications services to the rapidly growing space industry. For more information on ATLAS, visit www.atlasground.com.