BlackSky Awarded $1.7M NASA Contract to Advance Earth Science Research
BlackSky Technology Inc. received its first call order, worth $1.7 million, from NASA to evaluate accessibility, accuracy, quality and utility of the Company’s imaging data services for the Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program.
“New discoveries in Earth science can be accelerated with innovative research methods and real-time dynamic data sets that keep up with the increasingly rapid pace and scale of change on our planet,” said Dr. Patrick O’Neil, BlackSky chief innovation officer.
“NASA-funded investigators will have efficient on-demand access to BlackSky’s dawn-to-dusk imagery data with sophisticated search and collection flexibility through our Spectra AI tasking and analytics platform. We are honored to serve NASA and its earth science mission,” O’Neil added.
This call order was issued under a five-year Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program, sole-source blanket purchase agreement announced in November 2021 to provide high-revisit satellite imaging data in support of NASA’s existing Earth System Science and applications development for the benefit of society.