BlackSkyÂ said MondayÂ its fifth and sixth satellites initially took images of South Africa's Port Elizabeth, helpingÂ the companyÂ to generate economic and financial indicators that reflect commercial activity there based onÂ collected imagery.
The global monitoring services providerÂ also used its artificial intelligence-based geospatial data analysis platform,Â Spectra AI, to gain insights such as the movement ofÂ ground vehicles and the number of container stacks at the port.
"To help customers immediately access critical information, BlackSky has developed GEOINT technologies combined with machine learning to rapidly deploy and seamlessly integrate satellites into our product suite," said Brian Oâ€™Toole, CEO of BlackSky.
SpaceXÂ deployed the satellites, which produce submeter resolution imagery,Â to inclined orbit Aug. 7 as part ofÂ Starlink mission Aug. 7.
BlackSky noted itÂ intends to field six more satellites by the end ofÂ theÂ first quarter.