Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Discontinued Operations

Discontinued Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
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 that ended in March 2022, the Company provided 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 Spaceflight
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, and M&Y Space. 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, the existing contingent liability was reduced by $0.7 million, which was recorded as a gain from discontinued operations in the nine months ended September 30, 2022.
The following summarizes the components of the gain from discontinued operations, net of income taxes that the Company has reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2023 2022 2023 2022
(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 from discontinued operations —  707  —  707 
Total gain from discontinued operations, net of income taxes —  707  —  707