Spaceflight nails down alliance and $150M boost

Global-1 assembly
Workers assemble BlackSky’s Global-1 Earth observation satellite. (BlackSky via YouTube)

It’s official: After receiving all government approvals, a French-Italian joint venture has taken a minority stake in Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries as part of a $150 million funding round.

The French and Italian partners in The Space Alliance, Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, have also joined in two cooperative arrangements with Spaceflight Industries.

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By Alan Boyle

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