Blacksky Pathfinder-1

Summary

Blacksky Pathfinder-1
Mission typeEarth Imaging
OperatorBlackSky Global[1]
COSPAR ID2016-059E
SATCAT no.41787Edit this on Wikidata
Websitewww.blacksky.com
Start of mission
Launch date23:42:00, September 26, 2016 (EDT) (2016-09-26T23:42:00EDT)[2]
ContractorIndian Space Research Organisation
 

Blacksky Pathfinder-1 is an earth imaging satellite of Spaceflight Industries.[3] The satellite is equipped with payloads from Harris Corporation designed to image an area approximately 4.4 km x 6.6 km at 1-meter resolution.[4]

This is first in a series of 60 satellites planned to deploy the BlackSky constellation that will provide near real-time images in about 90 minutes to produce images that are more current and wide-ranging to increase global transparency.[4]

The satellite was launched on 26 September 2016 by ISRO using the PSLV-C35 rocket.[5]

References

  1. ^ "BlackSky Global 1, 2, 3, 4 / BlackSky Pathfinder 1, 2". Space.skyrocket.de. Archived from the original on 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  2. ^ Jodi Sorensen. "Industries Celebrates Successful Launch of the BlackSky Pathfinder Satellite Aboard India's PSLV". Spaceflight. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  3. ^ Boyle, Alan. "Indian rocket sends BlackSky satellite into space". Geekwire.com. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  4. ^ a b "Spaceflight Industries Celebrates Successful Launch of the BlackSky Pathfinder Satellite Aboard India's PSLV". Business Wire. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  5. ^ "ISRO's PSLV-C35 places SCATSAT-1 into orbit; on its way to place seven others". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-09-27.