ST Engineering’s Earth Observation and geospatial analysis business, ST Engineering Geo-Insights (“Geo-Insights”), has partnered with BlackSky to provide customers in Southeast Asia an expanded satellite imaging and insights portfolio that now includes BlackSky products and services.
In addition to the appointment of ST Engineering Geo-Insights as an authorized reseller of BlackSky’s suite of satellite imaging and data analytics services in Southeast Asia, the partnership also allows Geo-Insights and the firm’s customers to leverage BlackSky’s imagery data to develop value-added products, which will be included in Geo-Insights’ offerings.
BlackSky currently offers geospatial solutions to customers, including optical data and analytics via the company’s Spectra AI platform. Established in Asia, Geo-Insights has the capability to provide geospatial solutions that integrate optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. Both parties expect to further evaluate options to expand their offerings with a new suite of jointly developed optical/SAR geospatial intelligence products powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.
“We believe demand for satellite imagery and analytics will grow in the future due to increasing demands for location-based technologies and growing interest in the remote monitoring of business operations and critical assets. The addition of BlackSky’s advanced imagery and analytics products to our portfolio will place us in a stronger position to meet the varied business needs of our government and commercial customers in this region. More importantly, we see this as a first step towards a longer-term relationship where both parties can further leverage each other’s unique strengths and networks to develop novel, differentiated products and services to meet new user demands and expand into new markets,” said Goh Ing Nam, General Manager of ST Engineering Geo-Insights.
“We are fortunate to have a recognized leader like ST Engineering Geo-Insights join the BlackSky reseller network. This partnership is expected to accelerate our go to market in the Southeast Asian region, building off the strong base of Geo-Insights’ recognized expertise and customer relationships,” said Brian E. O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “We’re also excited to explore opportunities to further integrate SAR and optical products to advance real-time geospatial intelligence solutions.”