The agreement will allow the organisation to upgrade its ground station in order to access the next-generation WorldView Legion satellites.
Space technology company Maxar Technologies has extended a five-year satellite capacity agreement with European Space Imaging and Space Imaging Middle East, two strategic partners that serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
European Space Imaging and Space Imaging Middle East provide Maxar satellite imagery to government and commercial organisations for applications including border security, disaster response and agriculture in their respective regions.
Continuing an 11-year partnership, European Space Imaging has reserved dedicated capacity on Maxar’s existing WorldView satellite imaging constellation, accessed directly via its ground station in Germany. The agreement also allows the organisation to upgrade its ground station in order to access the upcoming, next-generation WorldView Legion satellites.
Commenting on the agreement, Tony Frazier, Maxar EVP and General Manager, Public Sector Maxar Earth Intelligence, said: “We’re delighted to continue one of our longest and most important partnerships in this region. This agreement ensures European and Middle Eastern customers will have access to the highest quality satellite imagery and innovative products, such as our 15 cm HD imagery. We are pleased that customers in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East will soon be able to take advantage of WorldView Legion’s game-changing capabilities.”
Maitha Juma, Chairperson of Space Imaging Middle East and European Space Imaging, added: “This enduring alliance between Space Imaging Middle East, European Space Imaging and Maxar Technologies has been fundamental to the success of all parties involved for many years, and we are very pleased to see it extended further.”
Adrian Zevenbergen, Managing Director of European Space Imaging, stated: “Accessing the highest quality satellite data at unapparelled efficiency in the collection and delivery process will provide new business opportunities that will benefit both our team and the European Earth Observation community as a whole.”