Press Release

Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe Integrates Highest Resolution Satellite Imagery from WorldView-4 into SecureWatch

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2018
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DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), announced today that with the complete integration of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite imagery into SecureWatch, the company’s powerful, cloud-based geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) platform, customers can now access more of the world’s highest resolution satellite imagery.

WorldView-4’s daily imagery collections more than double SecureWatch’s daily volume of valuable 30 cm imagery, enhancing defense and intelligence analysts’ ability to closely monitor activity in their areas of interest. WorldView-4 collection plans are constantly analyzed and improved to deliver more refreshed 30 cm imagery over the rapidly changing geographies that SecureWatch customers need to make mission-critical decisions with confidence.

The subscription-based platform will expand further this summer when RADARSAT-2 imagery from MDA, another Maxar company, becomes available. MDA’s RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery will expand the capacity for analysts to monitor key locations around the world, regardless of weather and light conditions.

When layering radar and optical imagery together, an analyst can quickly flag areas of change and develop richer situational reports. The planned addition of MDA’s RADARSAT-2 imagery into DigitalGlobe’s SecureWatch product is yet another example of how Maxar is extending cross-business technology to accelerate innovation and offer integrated solutions to customers.

“The combination of RADARSAT-2 imagery and DigitalGlobe’s optical imagery, with the other enriched data sources within SecureWatch, will create powerful solutions for analysts to maintain situational awareness and achieve mission success no matter what’s happening on the planet,” said Jeff Kerridge, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DigitalGlobe International Defense and Intelligence.

DigitalGlobe also celebrates the signing of its 20th SecureWatch defense and intelligence agency customer since launching the product in February 2017. The first 10 customers started using SecureWatch before the end of 2017 and another 10 have also subscribed this year, joining defense and intelligence analysts around the world who rely on complete access to both DigitalGlobe’s 18-year, 100 petabyte imagery archive and the over three million square kilometers of fresh high-resolution imagery added daily.

“DigitalGlobe is proud to be the trusted partner to 20 SecureWatch subscribers, 70% of whom are new to DigitalGlobe, who understand the demonstrated value of allowing us to help hundreds of analysts deliver GEOINT that is rich, accurate and current,” added Kerridge.

New features within SecureWatch are routinely released to improve user experience by putting more GEOINT sources at analysts’ fingertips, in addition to the tools to analyze and exploit the data contained within those sources. For more information about SecureWatch, visit DigitalGlobe online or at the Maxar Technologies Booth #819 at the GEOINT 2018 Conference in Tampa, Florida from April 23 – 25, 2018.

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit

About Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched integrated capabilities, solutions and expertise to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 31 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit

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