BlackSky awarded Five-Year Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Contract for AI Data Readiness

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:12:01 GMT
Space Daily

Herndon VA (SPX) Jun 22, 2022 BlackSky Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) was awarded a basic order...

BlackSky Technologies Inc. was awarded a basic order agreement from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to create and optimize data sets for use in DoD AI models and applications.

The JAIC agreement has a ceiling value of $241 million over five years.

"With demonstrated AI expertise in space-based dynamic monitoring, this agreement will open even more doors for BlackSky to contribute its unique value to the diverse national security challenges faced by the wider DoD community," said Patrick O'Neil, BlackSky chief innovation officer.

The JAIC, Defense Digital Service, and Office of Advancing Analytics were merged into a single organization called the Office of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer.

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 on Earth.

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.

Fifteen years - who would have thought it? The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X, which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:14 local time on 15 June 2007, was originally designed to last five and a half years - until the end of 2012.

The scientific mission for TerraSAR-X and the satellite itself are operated by the German Aerospace Center.