Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Aug. 09, 2022
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2022  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-39113  
Entity Registrant Name BLACKSKY TECHNOLOGY INC  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 47-1949578  
Entity Address, Address Line One 13241 Woodland Park Road  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 300  
Entity Address, City or Town Herndon  
Entity Address, State or Province VA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 20171  
City Area Code 571  
Local Phone Number 267-1571  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   120,948,826
Entity Central Index Key 0001753539  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2022  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Class A Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share  
Trading Symbol BKSY  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Common Stock warrants    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50  
Trading Symbol BKSY.W  
Security Exchange Name NYSE