[Satellite TODAY 07-07-11] Geospatial information services provider GeoEye signed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement with its Russian partner, ScanEx Research and Development Center, to provide more than 50 million square kilometers of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery for international customers in Russia and its neighboring countries, GeoEye announced July 6.
The agreement notes that GeoEye will deliver high-resolution Ikonos imagery from its color imagery archive and new imagery to be collected through 2012. The new agreement expands an existing agreement signed in 2010, which had GeoEye provide more than two million square kilometers of imagery to ScanEx.
“We are certain that this project, similar to the Landsat program in the 1980s, will stimulate development of advanced remote-sensing applications based on GeoEye’s high-resolution imagery. We appreciate our strong and evolving partnership with GeoEye and value their support and confidence,” ScanEx Founder and Vice President Olga Gershenzon said in a statement.