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SkySat-3 First Light
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Last week, SkySat-3 was successfully launched aboard ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit. We captured our first image less than 72 hours after launch and are excited to share an early image of Chicago taken on June 25, 2016 at 10:40AM local time.
Since inception, we have taken great pride in the diverse, hard-working team we’ve built here at Terra Bella.
Each and every member of our team has played an integral part in accomplishing this significant milestone -- from building spacecraft radios, to writing imaging analysis algorithms, to managing our growing fleet of satellites.
Moments like this are a good reminder that great things can happen with a small and dedicated team.
We’d like to thank our extended team, including ECAPS, Earth2Orbit, SSL and ISRO, for helping us get to this point.
Stay tuned for more (product and rocket) launch updates.
Onwards and upwards!
Ching-Yu Hu on behalf of the Terra Bella team
SkySat-3 image over Chicago taken on June 25, 2016 at 10:40AM local time
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PSLV rocket footage from launch
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