Satellite-imagery firms Maxar, Planet and BlackSky awarded billions of dollars in government contracts

Satellite-imagery firms Maxar, Planet and BlackSky awarded billions of dollars in government contracts

May 25, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Maxar collected new satellite imagery of the southern Ukrainian port city of Berdyansk that reveals a Russian Alligator-class landing ship that is burned and partially submerged near one of the ports loading/unloading quays.
  • Maxar Technologies | Getty Images The National Reconnaissance Office on Wednesday announced contracts worth billions of dollars over the next decade to a trio of satellite-imagery companies: Maxar, Planet and BlackSky.
  • Maxar, in a securities filing, said its 10-year EOCL contract is worth up to $3.24 billion, with a five-year base contract of $1.5 billion and optional contracts worth up to $1.74 billion.
  • The NRO is the U.S. agency that manages a wide breadth of satellite-intelligence capabilities, including operating its own classified satellites.

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