Maxar Technologies has announced new contract awards worth up to $35.8 million from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
“Maxar is proud to continue partnering with NGA on enduring missions such as foundation geospatial intelligence, land cover and intelligence support, as well as to help spur innovation in new areas like automation,” said Tony Frazier, Maxar executive vice president and general manager of public sector Earth intelligence.
The first award is a 1-year period of performance contract worth up to $22.5 million, with $11.3 million initially funded under NGA’s Janus Geography program. This new award builds upon Maxar’s 20+ years of experience delivering foundational geospatial intelligence data to NGA by characterizing land cover at high resolution over numerous previously unmapped areas.
Under the second award, worth up to $13.3 million, Maxar will provide NGA’s Foundation Program with a modern, enhanced application programming interface. This will be capable of querying, discovering and downloading Maxar products from the company’s 125-petabyte high-resolution commercial imagery archive.
The enhanced API award is for a performance period of up to 4.5 years consisting of a base of six months and four full option years. The new API will support computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.
“Public-private partnerships such as this represent the U.S. government’s ongoing commitment to commercial space and geospatial analytics technology,” Frazier said.