By Jeffrey Roberts, Mission Manager What a great ending to the launch campaign, and a great beginning for 12 Planet Dove satellites! A few minutes ago, we had a successful launch of the Dove satellites, known as “Flock 2p” on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket in Sriharikota, India. This milestone is the culmination of over a YEAR of planning, testing, and integration activities for the Spaceflight and Planet teams. It bega...
Integrated launch service provider demonstrates expertise in secondary payload logistics with deployment of U.S. spacecraft via Indian launch vehicle SEATTLE (June 21, 2016) – Spaceflight, the leading provider of integrated launch services for small satellites, today announced it has successfully launched a flock of 12 Planet Dove satellites from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The 12 spacecraft are shoebox-sized satellites that will be d
Company also acquires geospatial data firm to expedite delivery of its BlackSky satellite imaging platform SEATTLE (June 21, 2016) – Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation space company dedicated to democratizing access to space, today announced it has secured $18 million of Series B financing led by technology growth investor Mithril Capital Management of San Francisco, in a round that is expected to raise up to $25 million. The company also announ
It’s an exciting day here at Spaceflight Industries. Not only are we hosts of NewSpace 2016, one of the premier conferences in the space industry kicking off today in Seattle, we announced that we secured $18 million of Series B financing led by prominent technology growth investor Mithril Capital Management of San Francisco, in a round that is expected to raise up to $25 million. And in the same breath, we also announced we acquired Herndon, Virgin
We couldn’t be happier to be a sponsor of the NewSpace 2016 conference, held here in Seattle this week. This is an exciting time for space innovation, and the speakers, sponsors and attendees of NewSpace will be driving the major innovations in the commercial space industry in the years to come. It is fitting that NewSpace has been brought to Seattle for the first time. Seattle has long been known as a hub for aerospace innovation, and the city’s deep p
This is the first in an upcoming series of profiles of employees here at Spaceflight. We hope to showcase some of the great people who make it possible to get our customers into space! Meet Adam Wuerl, Program Manager at Spaceflight. Q: Describe what you do for Spaceflight. A: I interned at Spaceflight (then Andrews Space) while finishing my B.S. in Aerospace at the University of Washington. I stayed at Andrews for two years after graduation doi
Spaceflight Industries is proud to be the host of the Small Payload Ride Share Symposium at the Museum of Flight on June 7-9. Spaceflight President Curt Blake kicked off the conference with opening remarks on the emergence of dedicated rideshare and the exciting future of the industry. With two aerospace conferences coming to Seattle in June, it is an exciting time to be a part of the NewSpace community in the Pacific Northwest. While Boe