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Maxar Signs Second Commitment for WorldView Legion Capacity

By Rachel Jewett | December 22, 2021

A rendering of Maxar’s WorldView Legion constellation. Photo: Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies has signed contract extensions with three long-standing international defense and intelligence customers, including its second commitment for WorldView Legion capacity. The three agreements total more than $100 million, Maxar said in a Wednesday announcement. The specific customers were not named. 

The agreements extend the customers’ ability to directly task and download 30 cm-class satellite imagery to their ground stations from Maxar’s current constellation under Maxar’s Direct Access Program. 

Last week, Maxar announced that it has reserved the window from May 15, 2022 to June 13, 2022 to launch the first two WorldView Legion satellites with SpaceX. This is in line with the timing Maxar has previously confirmed

“Our long-term partnerships and deep understanding of these customers’ missions informed how we designed the WorldView Legion satellites, and we are very encouraged by the demand we’re seeing. Increased collection capacity benefits not only monitoring applications, but it will also accelerate our ability to map the globe in 3D, understand precise change and deliver AI-powered insights on mission-relevant timelines,” commented Tony Frazier, Maxar executive vice president of Global Field Operations.