DARPA Awards Maxar Technologies Second Contract for Geospatial
DARPA Awards Maxar Technologies Second Contract for Geospatial Cloud Analytics Hub
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 15, 2019 — Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, today announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract valued at $4.3 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA) to test its Geospatial Cloud Analytics (GCA) Hub.
The GCA Hub is an unclassified environment with multi-source content that enables military users to leverage machine learning to extract insights about the planet at scale and make critical decisions for projects like predicting food shortages, political unrest and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This raises Maxar’s total award amount for the GCA Hub to $7.5 million.
Under its first GCA Hub contract awarded by DARPA in 2018, Maxar built the secure, cloud-based GCA Hub on the foundations of its Geospatial Big Data ( GBDX) platform, a commercially-developed, cloud-based analytics platform. Maxar integrated 18 geospatial data sources, including its 100-petabyte high-resolution optical satellite imagery library, RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data and SAR data curation and processing tools, automatic identification system (AIS) data, open-source and commercial data provided by the...