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India’s 104-satellite launch sets a record

A record-setting flock of 104 satellites was successfully deployed into orbit overnight after the launch of an Indian rocket. Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries played a part in getting nine of those satellites where they needed to go. India’s Polar Satellite Launch … Continue reading

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Syria crisis tests BlackSky satellite data portal

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is giving early adopters a preview of its online BlackSky satellite imagery platform, which blends overhead views of sites around the world with social-media posts and other reports about what’s shown in the pictures. One of the first subjects to … Continue reading

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BlackSky satellite delivers its first pictures

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is sharing some of the first pictures of Earth ever taken by its low-cost, high-resolution BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite – and they’re spectacular. The roughly 100-pound (50-kilogram) Pathfinder-1 spacecraft was launched from India’s Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sept. … Continue reading

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Spaceflight moves ahead on satellite portal

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is moving ahead on two fronts to build an online portal for satellite imagery: It has secured $18 million in new venture capital, and is acquiring a Virginia-based company called OpenWhere to create the software platform for distributing … Continue reading

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Now it’s easier for feds to buy a launch

Federal agencies can now buy a satellite launch as easily as they buy pencils, thanks to a new arrangement with Seattle-based Spaceflight. OK, maybe it’s not quite that easy. You still have to get the go-ahead to put something into orbit, whether … Continue reading

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Three future frontiers for Seattle space ventures

What is it about Seattle that’s led some folks to call it the “Silicon Valley of space,”and how far can space entrepreneurs go in the next 20 years? One of the panels at Friday’s Xconomy Seattle 2035 conference tackled those questions – … Continue reading

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Spaceflight buys SpaceX rocket for satellites

In the first deal of its kind, Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s buying a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will be set aside exclusively for launching other people’s small satellites into orbit. The first dedicated rideshare launch is due to go into … Continue reading

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