BlackSky to Develop GEOINT Broker Platform for Air Force Research Lab
Spaceflight Industries announced that the Air Force Research Lab has awarded its BlackSky division a two-year $16.4 million cost-plus-prime contract to develop and deliver a cloud-based Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) broker platform. The brokering platform will provide on-demand analytics, collection, and information services from global data sources.
According to Spaceflight, the BlackSky geospatial solutions team will contribute its expertise in GEOINT commercial remote sensing, cloud-based architectures, geospatial analysis, and machine learning to help customers harness the power of global data sources to gain improved situational awareness and actionable intelligence.
BlackSky serves government and private sector organizations with solutions enabled by its platform. Within the platform, users can access BlackSky Spectra’s on-demand imagery service to search, purchase, task, and download visual imagery and multi-spectral data from a global collection network. Users can also subscribe to BlackSky Events, the platform’s global event monitoring service that fuses news, social media, industry data services and physical sensor networks to provide early warning and insights on risks, threats, and opportunities that can impact their business.