We have been working with Blackbridge imagery a lot, most recently integrating RapidEye into our Satellite Live pipeline to assist in the search to for flight MH370. Today in Berlin, Eric presented at the Blackbridge Annual conference about our larger play: Mapbox will work as an API for Blackbridge partners publishing their data. Mapbox will integrate with existing imagery, as well as the awesome future fleet of 5 new satellites announced this morning.

The new fleet will have 14 spectral bands, including narrower —cleaner— RGB spectral bands, 1 meter panband and several others to remove haze and support more agricultural products. Launch is is scheduled for 2019, after which Blackbridge will have a revisit rate like micro-satellite startups, resolution similar to traditional providers, and a high volume of data with very wide swaths.