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Atlas And Blacksky Harness Expanded Earth Observation Capabilities

By GeoConnexion - 17th September 2020 - 07:16

ATLAS Space Operations, an innovator in ground communications for the space industry, 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. 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 colour 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.

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