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Launch + 48 hours: SkySat-2 First Light
Thursday, July 10, 2014
We are pleased to showcase the first images from SkySat-2. These images of Bangor, Maine and Port-au-Prince, Haiti were taken within 48 hours of launch and are not yet calibrated or tuned.
In the last two days, we have progressed through initial commissioning activities. SkySat-2 system tuning and calibration is expected to continue for several months. SkySat-1 and SkySat-2 operations are conducted from our 24/7 mission operations center in Mountain View, CA.
With the SkySat-1 and SkySat-2 constellation we are excited to continue pushing the envelope for increasingly timely high-resolution imagery, HD video, and analytics.
We are incredibly proud of our team that has worked tirelessly to turn a concept of a satellite design on a napkin, to a clean room with two satellites, to the early stages of a constellation in orbit. Each person has played an important role in getting us to this point and the team's signatures are engraved on the inside panel of SkySat-2, now zipping around the Earth at 7 kilometers / second.
SkySat-2 image of Port-au-Prince on July 10, 2014
SkySat-2 image of Bangor, Maine on July 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
We are happy to announce the launch of SkySat-2 this morning aboard a Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. We made contact with the satellite on the first pass.
Below is an image taken by SkySat-1 of SkySat-2's launch pad on July 7, 2014 and a photo taken by Roscosmos of the Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket on July 8, 2014.
Onwards and upwards!
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