BlackSky secures NRO EOCL extension

On June 5, Herndon, VA-based BlackSky Technology Inc. announced that it was awarded a 1-year extension contract from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to continue to deliver on the current Electro-Optical Commercial Layer (EOCL) subscription contract for reliable high-frequency Gen-2 imagery services.

“This contract represents continued confidence in BlackSky as a trusted mission partner as the NRO makes strides in leveraging commercial space technology to strengthen national security,” said Brian O’Toole, BlackSky CEO. “BlackSky is committed to providing the most advanced space-based intelligence capabilities to end-users as we expand services for anchor U.S. government customers and our growing customer base worldwide.”

The U.S. government has built a new API-enabled commercial imagery ordering architecture designed to streamline and scale the ability to order and receive data products from commercial providers. BlackSky was the first commercial imagery provider to successfully integrate and validate performance of this architecture.

“Now entering its third year, the 10-year EOCL contract continues to confirm the value of BlackSky’s distinct real-time, high-revisit monitoring approach,” O’Toole added.

Source: BlackSky

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