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  • EO: The Year of Seeing More

    Jan 7th, 2015 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile

    As the New Year brings a whole set of expectations, one of the key measurements will be the expectation that commercially-available very high resolution imagery will help EO users ‘see more’.  And more nations are likely to assess this new type of satellite imagery to lower their limits on what users can see.

    For the foreseeable future, the very high resolution market is likely be ‘reserved’ for the NGA under the EnhancedView contract and perhaps other U.S. Government agencies. But down…

  • With Airbus Defence and Space announcing it will add DMCii satellite imagery to its portfolio, and add up to 10 million km2 of data per day, one has to wonder where the incentive is to offer more low resolution imagery.  The question is central since this market will face the frontal assault of free data from various government programs in the coming years.  

    As NSR indicated in its recently released Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 6th Edition report, the low-resolution EO data…