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Billions Going to Space Firms for New Spy Satellite Imagery Tech

May 26, 2022, 6:45 PM

The national intelligence community will get billions of dollars worth of new satellite imagery following an announcement of awards to space tech firms BlackSky, Maxar Technologies, and Planet Labs.

Maxar has brought in the bulk of its federal contract revenue from NASA and secured more than $882 million across the government since 2018, Bloomberg Government data show. Planet has had more than $45 million in contracts in that time, nearly all of which came from NASA. Bloomberg Government data for unclassified contracts doesn’t show any previous awards to BlackSky.

The new award is the largest in the National Reconnaissance ...