Craig Campbell, president and CEO of AAC, had this to say about the agreement, “I could not be more pleased to announce our partnership in supplying RapidEye imagery of Alaska to customers. I appreciate the leading-edge thinking and futuristic planning BlackBridge is providing and programming for our mutual benefit. In this constantly changing world, having business partners who can work seamlessly together to provide the best possible data to customers is essential.”
Pat Gamble, AAC board of directors chair stated, “As a new business venture, this diversifies our portfolio and affords new opportunities to provide jobs for Alaskans. The AAC board unanimously endorsed this expanded business pursuit to increase Alaska’s role in providing data imaging services to the state, as well as to a global market.”
Brett Michelson, BlackBridge’s chief commercial officer said, “We are excited to expand our global network of partners by collaborating with AAC. Alaska is a difficult state to image, with demanding terrain and short acquisition windows, but the RapidEye constellation is well suited for this challenge. By partnering with a leading Alaskan company, we’ll be able to work together to create meaningful solutions to serve the state of Alaska and its citizens.”
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation was established by the State of Alaska to develop a high-technology aerospace industry in the state. Its corporate offices are in Anchorage, Alaska.
BlackBridge provides end-to-end solutions across the geospatial value chain. This includes satellite operations, data center and geocloud solutions, and worldwide satellite imagery distribution through over 100 BlackBridge partners, combined with the creation of value-added products and services.
About Alaska Aerospace
Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) owns and operates the state-of-the-industry Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC). KLC is the first commercial spaceport in the United States not collocated on a federal range and is the nation’s only high latitude full service spaceport. AAC provides mobile Range Safety and Telemetry support utilizing expert technicians and mobile equipment.
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