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Maxar Technologies: NOAA modifies Maxar’s remote sensing license

Maxar Technologies announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has modified Maxar’s remote sensing license to enable the non-Earth imaging capability for its current constellation on orbit as well as its next-generation WorldView Legion satellites. Through this new license authority, Maxar can collect and distribute images of space objects across the Low Earth Orbit, the area ranging from 200 kilometers up to 1,000 kilometers in altitude, to both government and commercial customers. Maxar’s constellation is capable of imaging objects at less than 6 inch resolution at these altitudes, and it can also support tracking of objects across a much wider volume of space. Taken together, these capabilities can provide customers with accurate information to assist with mission operations and help address important Space Domain Awareness and Space Traffic Management needs.

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