BlackSky and SynMax Partner to Monitor United States Coal Powerplant Inventory in Support of National Energy Transition Planning Efforts

Advanced rapid-revisit burst imagery service will power the world’s most timely and accurate energy intelligence assessment

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) was competitively selected by energy intelligence company SynMax to monitor more than 100 United States coal powerplants. The partnership will create the world’s most timely and accurate energy intelligence assessment and support national energy transition initiatives away from fossil fuels toward alternate, more sustainable energy resources.

“BlackSky’s real-time, dynamic monitoring capabilities are reshaping how the global coal industry assesses critical economic indicators at scale,” said Brian E. O’Toole, BlackSky CEO. “With continued momentum in the commercial market, innovative industry intelligence partners like SynMax are among the first in the energy ecosystem to give their clients a valuable competitive advantage using timely, accurate space-based sensor data.”

Following a comprehensive evaluation from multiple satellite data companies, SynMax selected BlackSky’s advanced burst imagery capability, which focuses on a single target and generates five shots over a 15-second period. This allows multiple view angles and unprecedented accuracy of resulting analytics, as well as motion tracking of objects at the target location. Burst imagery, along with all BlackSky offerings, can uniquely be captured from early in the day to late in the evening. SynMax will use BlackSky’s time-diverse imagery to generate 3-D volumetric products.

“BlackSky’s dawn-to-dusk, low-latency image data will enable the highest degree of accuracy in monitoring coal inventories," said Eric Anderson, SynMax chief technology officer. ”Real-time dynamic monitoring capabilities will help SynMax maintain its position at the forefront of the energy intelligence industry and pave the way for future collaborations on energy intelligence and maritime projects."

BlackSky’s novel rapid-revisit, low-latency imagery services enable SynMax to provide its clients with precise information on coal stockpiles, allowing for more effective decision-making in the energy industry. Understanding coal’s shrinking contribution to the energy grid is a critical component of energy transition planning. This partnership underscores SynMax's commitment to utilizing innovative technology and data-driven insights to empower energy stakeholders and promote sustainable energy management practices.

About BlackSky

BlackSky is a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence. BlackSky delivers on-demand, high frequency imagery, monitoring and analytics of the most critical and strategic locations, economic assets, and events in the world.

BlackSky designs, owns and operates one of the industry’s leading low earth orbit small satellite constellations, optimized to capture imagery cost-efficiently where and when our customers need it. BlackSky’s Spectra AI software platform processes data from BlackSky’s constellation and from other third-party sensors to develop the critical insights and analytics that our customers require.

BlackSky is relied upon by U.S. and international government agencies, commercial businesses, and organizations around the world. BlackSky is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as BKSY. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter.

About SynMax

SynMax is a leading energy intelligence company that provides actionable insights and data-driven solutions to energy industry stakeholders. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, advanced analytics, and global expertise, SynMax helps clients optimize operations, mitigate risks, and make informed decisions to drive growth and sustainability. SynMax’s rig and frac crew tracking product called Hyperion, is widely recognized as the industry leader in oil and gas production intelligence. For more information, visit

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