Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Discontinued Operations

Discontinued Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]  
Discontinued Operations
7. Discontinued Operations
On June 12, 2020, the Company completed the sale of 100% of its equity interests in Spaceflight to M&Y Space. Under a transition services agreement, the Company provides, post-closing transition services to Spaceflight, including, but not limited to, the sublease of the Company’s office facility in Seattle, Washington and common area maintenance fees related to the sublease.
Settlement Arrangement for the Sale of the Spaceflight
On March 30, 2021, the Company settled certain disputes with respect to the purchase price in the total amount of $6.8 million, which was accrued as a liability as of December 31, 2020. The Company paid the settlement amount in two tranches—(i) $2.0 million on April 1, 2021 and (ii) the remaining $4.8 million was triggered at the closing of the Merger. In April 2021, the Company also terminated a launch arrangement with Spaceflight and, as agreed upon by the parties, offset the amount due to M&Y Space with a contractual refund of $3.9 million of which the net amount of $819 thousand was settled for cash in September 2021. As a result, the Company recorded a reduction to the accrued liability and a reduction to satellite procurement in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021.
On February 9, 2022, the Company received an indemnification claim notice regarding certain collection and tax payments related to the Share Purchase Agreement dated as of January 31, 2020, among BlackSky Holdings, Inc., Spaceflight, Inc., and M&Y Space Co., Ltd. On October 21, 2022, the parties agreed to the framework for a global settlement of such indemnification claims, to include a settlement payment by the Company of $1.0 million and a holdback amount of $0.1 million subject to M&Y Space Co.’s ability to collect against certain receivables. As a result, we reduced our existing contingent liability by $707 thousand, which was recorded to the gain from discontinued operations in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022. See Note 19: Subsequent Events for additional information.
The following summarizes the components of the gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, that the Company has reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. The Company recognized an unfavorable working capital adjustment of $1.0 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily related to a potential shortfall in accounts receivable in the closing balance sheet delivered to M&Y Space.
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands)
Major classes of line items constituting loss from discontinued operations:
Revenue - launch services $ —  $ —  $ —  $ — 
Total operating costs and expenses —  —  —  — 
Operating loss —  —  —  — 
Loss from discontinued operations, before income taxes —  —  —  — 
Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations 707  —  707  (1,022)
Total gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 707  —  707  (1,022)