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Organization and Business

Organization and Business
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Business
1. Organization and Business
BlackSky Technology Inc. (“BlackSky” or the “Company”), headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, is a space-based intelligence company that delivers real-time imagery, analytics and high-frequency monitoring. The Company owns and operates an advanced purpose-built commercial, real-time intelligence system that combines the power of the BlackSky Spectra tasking and analytics software platform and the Company's proprietary high-resolution low earth orbit (“LEO”) small satellite constellation. The constellation is optimized to cost-efficiently capture imagery at high revisit rates where and when customers need it. The BlackSky Spectra software platform processes millions of observations a day by integrating data from the Company's proprietary satellite constellation and from other third-party sensors such as synthetic aperture radar and radio frequency satellites, millions of GPS-enabled terrestrial data sources and Internet of Things (“IoT”) connected devices. Blacksky Spectra applies advanced, proprietary artificial intelligence ("AI") and machine learning (“ML”) techniques to process, analyze, and transform these raw feeds into actionable intelligence via alerts, information, and insights. Customers can access Blacksky Spectra's data and analytics through easy-to-use web services or through platform application programming interfaces.
BlackSky has two primary operating subsidiaries, BlackSky Global LLC and BlackSky Geospatial Solutions, Inc. The Company also owns fifty percent of LeoStella LLC (“LeoStella”), its joint venture with Thales Alenia Space US Investment LLC (“Thales”). LeoStella is a vertically-integrated small satellite design and manufacturer based in Tukwila, Washington, from which the Company procures satellites to operate its business. The Company accounts for LeoStella as an equity method investment.