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BlackSky Wins Approximately $50 Million in Multi-Year Contracts for Gen-3 Capabilities and Services to Accelerate Sovereign Space Capabilities for Indonesian Ministry of Defense
[February 08, 2024]

BlackSky Wins Approximately $50 Million in Multi-Year Contracts for Gen-3 Capabilities and Services to Accelerate Sovereign Space Capabilities for Indonesian Ministry of Defense


BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) won a first-of-its-kind contract with Thales Alenia Space supporting the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of the Republic of Indonesia to deliver Gen-3 Earth observation satellites, ground station capabilities and flight operations support. BlackSky has also provided Assured subscription-based real-time imagery and analytics services to support the Indonesian MoD. These multi-year contracts have a combined value of approximately $50 million dollars.

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Jakarta, Indonesia, January 25, 2024, 9:19 a.m. Western Indonesia Time. BlackSky's unconventional mid-inclination orbits and AI automation produce high-cadence, time-diverse images which are difficult to capture with traditional Earth observation systems. Through BlackSky's subscription-based services, the Indonesian Defense Ministry is guaranteed access and first-priority tasking capacity over their national and regional areas of interest. BlackSky subscription customers can collect day, night, burst, broad-area 2x1, and multi-frame stereo imagery to support rapid 3-D visualization efforts, with AI-driven detection and classification analytics included.

Jakarta, Indonesia, January 25, 2024, 9:19 a.m. Western Indonesia Time. BlackSky's unconventional mid-inclination orbits and AI automation produce high-cadence, time-diverse images which are difficult to capture with traditional Earth observation systems. Through BlackSky's subscription-based services, the Indonesian Defense Ministry is guaranteed access and first-priority tasking capacity over their national and regional areas of interest. BlackSky subscription customers can collect day, night, burst, broad-area 2x1, and multi-frame stereo imagery to support rapid 3-D visualization efforts, with AI-driven detection and classification analytics included.

"Continuing our string of pioneering innovations in the space-based intelligence industry, BlackSky now offers sovereign nations the ability to gain foresight into critical matters that affect their national security and economy using commercially available Earth observation technology today," said Brian E. O'Toole, BlackSky CEO. "Indonesia's first sovereign satellites will share the same advanced capabilities as BlackSky's future Gen-3 commercial constellation."

The ndonesian MoD has subscription-based Assured access to BlackSky's current high-cadence, real-time imagery and analytics services, giving the customer guaranteed access and first-priority tasking capacity over their national and regional areas of interest. These services, delivered through a separate agreement between PT Len and BlackSky, will provide early intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for satellite capability for the MoD until the Indonesian Defense Satellite System becomes operational. Once operational the Gen-3 electro-optical satellites are expected to deliver low-latency high-frequency imagery and analytics seamlessly into the customer's workflow.



"This announcement follows the multi-mission contract already signed between Thales Alenia Space and PT Len Industri to provide a state-of-the-art Earth observation constellation combining both radar and optical sensors and dedicated to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). We are very pleased to partner with BlackSky to deliver modern space capabilities aligns with Indonesia's drive to modernize and restructure its defense capabilities in an increasingly complex threat environment," said Hervé Derrey, Thales Alenia Space CEO.

About BlackSky


BlackSky is a real-time, space-based intelligence company that delivers on-demand, high frequency imagery, analytics, and high-frequency monitoring of the most critical and strategic locations, economic assets, and events in the world. BlackSky owns and operates one of the industry's most advanced, purpose-built commercial, real-time intelligence system that combines the power of the BlackSky Spectra® tasking and analytics software platform and our proprietary low earth orbit satellite constellation.

With BlackSky, customers can see, understand and anticipate changes for a decisive strategic advantage at the tactical edge, and act not just fast, but first. BlackSky is trusted by some of the most demanding U.S. and international government agencies, commercial businesses, and organizations around the world. BlackSky is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as BKSY. To learn more, visit www.blacksky.com and follow us on X (Twitter).

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