We are actively tasking the first satellite of our constellation, SkySat-1, to take high-resolution images and full motion video over several targets spanning between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh city. We are currently leveraging early SkySat-1 capabilities to collect focused area targets. As our constellation grows over the coming years, our capability to collect larger areas at higher revisit rates will increase.
We are engaging with subject matter experts and partners to analyze our images. If any glimmer of a clue emerges, we will publish any information here on our blog. Below is an interactive map created by Mapbox showing the imagery footprints from SkySat-1 and other satellite providers over the last 6 days.
Our hearts are with the families of the passengers and crew onboard.
We are pleased to announce our continued partnership wtih ECAPS, an SSC Group Company, for 12 additional high performance green propulsion (HPGP) systems for our planned constellation of 24 high-resolution imaging and video-capable satellites.
The 12 HPGP system modules included in this new contract are to be delivered during 2015 and 2016. We previously awarded ECAPS a contract for a modular HPGP system for our SkySat-3 satellite, which will be the first of our satellites to be equipped with an orbit maneuvering capability.
“The propulsion modules will enable us to support a wide range of mission orbits to meet our customers’ demands for high-temporal, high-resolution imagery and video,” said Mike Trela, our VP of Satellite Systems, who noted that the agreement also “extends Skybox’s company culture of environmental responsibility.”
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