BlackSky

High resolution 83 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 7 times a day. The collection contains data from 2019 to the present.


Overview

BlackSky’s constellation consists of satellites launched into mid-inclination and sun-synchronous orbits that provide a high revisit rate, responsive last-minute tasking, and timely collect-to-data-delivery latency time frames. See more on the marketplace.

A BlackSky image of New York (USA)

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeTasking
Catalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolutionFrom 83 cm to 1.30 m (high)
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Delivery formatA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (GeoTIFF, NITF)
  • Metadata (JSON, TXT)
  • Masks (GeoTIFF)
  • Thumbnails (PNG)

Processing levels

The data is delivered in all indicated processing levels as scaled DN imagery.

Tasking levels

Catalog levels

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeTasking:
  • Mono
  • Stereo (burst)
  • Stereo (area coverage)
Catalog:
  • Mono
  • Stereo (2-frame)
Incidence angleUp to 30°
Tasking priorityMedium
High
OrbitMid-inclination, from 42° to 53°, at 400–460 km
Sun-synchronous, at 449–701 km
Revisit rate7 times a day

Spectral bands

SpecificationDescription
Band dataPanchromatic: 450–700 nm
Multispectral:
  • 450–520 nm (blue)
  • 520–590 nm (green)
  • 590–700 nm (red)

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Coordinate reference systemGeorectified: Geographic-WGS84
Orthorectified: UTM-WGS84
Positional accuracy< 20 m CE90 absolute

Limitations

Tasking limitations

LimitationValue
InputPOI
Minimum chargeAs per 1 scene
Cloud coverage30–100%
OutputScene sized from 26 km2 to 33 km2

Catalog limitations

LimitationValue
InputAOI
Minimum chargeMono: 6,780 credits
Stereo (2-frame): 13,500 credits
AvailabilityMono: from 2019
Stereo (2-frame): from 2022
OutputScene sized from 26 km2 to 33 km2

UP42 data products

Tasking data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
Custom613ad1f5-4148-4460-a316-1a97e46058f9blacksky-tasking

Catalog data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
BlackSky Mono319b55e0-e58f-42ff-9eaa-9767e09e0565blacksky-mono
BlackSky Stereoe4780d1d-e75e-44a9-ace3-6526f183800ablacksky-stereo