Spaceflight Industries Celebrates Successful Launch of the BlackSky Pathfinder Satellite Aboard India’s PSLV

Pathfinder-1 paves the way for BlackSky’s 60-satellite constellation to deliver high-resolution, affordable satellite imaging SEATTLE – Sept. 26, 2016 – Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation space company enabling access to space and redefining global intelligence, announced the successful launch of its BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite into a sun synchronous orbit from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). … Continued

Of Coconuts and Rockets

There are many steps involved in getting a spacecraft ready for launch. But when launching from India on the PSLV, there is one extra step: the coconut ceremony. Breaking a coconut has much significance in the Hindu religion. It usually marks an auspicious occasion like weddings or festival, or the start of a new endeavor … Continued

Pathfinder-1 is Ready to Launch!

Pathfinder-1 Mission Blog #3 Question: What do you call a high resolution telescopic camera that is sitting on top of 241 Metric Tons (532,000 lbs) of explosives? Answer: Pathfinder-1! Pathfinder-1 is now fueled, integrated to the separation system, and sitting 120 feet above the ground on top of the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). … Continued

Pathfinder Arrives in India!

Follow along on our Mission Blog as Pathfinder-1 makes its way to orbit.  Pathfinder-1 Mission Blog #2, by Jeff Roberts, Senior Mission Manager I am pleased to report that Pathfinder-1 has passed all checkout tests, and is ready to proceed to fueling and integration on the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) later this week! This … Continued

Pathfinder Begins its Journey!

Pathfinder-1 Mission Blog #1, by Jeff Roberts, Senior Mission Manager Pathfinder is off! It’s packed up and headed to India. Here, we’d like to share a few details on how we pack for transport and some of the precautions and things we do to keep everything perfect while in transit. Looking around Spaceflight Industries this … Continued

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