Spaceflight, Thales Alenia Space to jointly develop BlackSky geospatial-imagery satellites

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The investment and joint-venture agreement between Spaceflight Industries and both Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio values Spaceflight’s BlackSky geospatial services provider at around $200 million including $70-$80 million from the two European investors, industry officials said, and satisfies both sides’ long-held goals.

For Seattle-based Spaceflight, it provides sufficient funding and manufacturing expertise to complete 15-20 BlackSky satellites and bolsters the company’s data-analytics capacity through the agreement with Telespazio.

Telespazio owns geospatial services provider e-Geos.

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