Heaviest satellite launched by BlackSky Global into space at 56 kg
Operated by BlackSky Global of USA, BlackSky Global 1 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).
Constructed by Spaceflight Industries (USA), it was launched into space using PSLV as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 29 November 2018. BlackSky Global 1 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
BlackSky Global 1 has a launch mass of 56 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-096M and NORAD ID 43730.
Taking 95 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 484km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 500km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.17E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.