February 23, 2018 – DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies Ltd. company, today announced the extension and expansion of multi-year agreements with two major existing commercial technology customers, one of which is DigitalGlobe’s largest commercial contract ever.
These new multi-year agreements feature increased annual contract values and are contributing to growth in DigitalGlobe’s commercial business. DigitalGlobe continues to be the industry leader in delivering volumes of more frequently refreshed imagery, including the world’s highest resolution 30 cm commercial satellite imagery from WorldView-3 and WorldView-4.
“DigitalGlobe is a trusted partner of many of the world’s leading technology companies that power the new space economy,” said DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky. “These recent commercial successes reinforce the powerful and unrivaled combination of our constellation and product strategy to deliver unique and valuable offerings that our customers are demanding and are driving growth in our commercial business.”
The company’s commitment to provide current, refreshed global imagery mosaics leverages new innovative technologies to increase scale and triple throughput, ensuring customers have ready access to the most up-to-date maps to power their applications. DigitalGlobe will also collect new imagery of 6,000 urban areas of interest each year, more than half at 30 cm. With expanded collection capacity, an optimized imagery collection strategy and product development enhancements, DigitalGlobe grew its number of Forbes Global 2000 customers in 2017 and drove greater product adoption and growth with new and existing customers.
“DigitalGlobe has implemented a unique and powerful global content collection and product strategy that leverages deep customer intimacy to deliver advanced products to commercial markets,” said DigitalGlobe’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Amy Minnick. “These products are increasingly being adopted by civil governments and customers in the technology, automotive, telecommunications and energy sectors to solve business challenges.”
DigitalGlobe was acquired by Maxar in 2017. Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, responsible for developing and sustaining the infrastructure upon which it operates and delivering the products, services, systems and solutions that make it possible, including industry-leading brands such as DigitalGlobe.