BlackSky Statement on Rocket Lab Electron Launch Failure

SEATTLE (BlackSky PR) — On Saturday, May 15, 2021, a Rocket Lab Electron rocket carrying two BlackSky satellites suffered a failure during flight, preventing the successful deployment of our satellites. Rocket Lab is actively investigating the cause of the failure.

“We have developed a resilient and responsive strategy for our constellation,” Brian E. O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “BlackSky has additional satellites ready to deploy, as well as an active production line with more satellites on track to be delivered over the course of this year. We will continue to execute on the expansion of our constellation and expect to remain on track to meet our business objectives.”