SkySat-2 launches Earth Observation Satellite

On 8 July, 2014 Skybox launched the SkySat-2 Earth Observation Satellite from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on board a Soyuz-2 Fregat rocket. The launch of SkySat-2 follows as part of Skybox’s plan to create a 24 satellite constellation collecting high-resolution Earth imagery.  

As UN-SPIDER had reported previously, Google recently announced plans to acquire Skybox for $500 million.