BlackSky

High resolution 83 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 7 times a day.


Overview

BlackSky’s constellation consists of 14 satellites launched into a mid-inclination orbit that provide a high revisit rate, responsive last-minute tasking, and timely collect-to-data-delivery latency timeframes. See more on the marketplace.

A BlackSky image of New York (USA)

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Geometry type

This collection accepts POIs. You will get a full scene centered on the defined POI.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeTasking
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolutionFrom 83 cm to 1.30 m (high)
Geometric and radiometric
processing level
Non-orthorectified, scaled DN imagery
Orthorectified, scaled DN imagery

The ordered tasking data contains both products.
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (GeoTIFF, NITF)
  • Metadata (JSON, TXT)
  • Masks (GeoTIFF)
  • Thumbnails (PNG)

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeStandard
Burst (multiple images in rapid sequence)
Area Coverage (multiple images over an area)
Stereo
Incidence angleUp to 30°
Tasking priorityMedium
High
OrbitSun-synchronous, at 720 km
Revisit rate7 revisits a day

Band

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

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Coordinate reference systemNon-ortho: EPSG:4326
Ortho: UTM-WGS84
Georeferencing accuracy< 20 m CE90

Limitations

LimitationValue
Cloud coverageFrom 30% to 100%
Full scene sizeFrom 26 km2 to 33 km2

UP42 data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
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