How to Launch a Satellite During a Pandemic
We’re all familiar now with how the coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our daily lives, but it’s also influencing work that not many people get to experience in-person: strapping spacecraft on the top of rockets and safely launching them into space. Maxar worked closely with Arianespace, our launch partner, to implement stringent COVID-19 health protocols equivalent to our Maxar policies.
U.S. government and Maxar work together on COVID-19 response
Get an inside look at how the U.S. government leverages Maxar’s high-resolution, high-accuracy satellite imagery to monitor the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fabricating face shields for the frontlines of COVID-19
From exploring new space frontiers to equipping heroes on the frontlines here at home, our purpose is to drive innovation for a better world. Here's how we're using our spacecraft manufacturing capabilities to build and donate thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.
Assessing and combating COVID-19 | Watch now
Human mobility like air travel and commuting, logistics, infrastructure, and public health facilities, as well as poor socioeconomic conditions are all important factors in modeling pandemics. Watch this webinar to learn how you can access and leverage geospatial data for COVID-19 response planning.
Working from home with NOME
See how remote U.S. government analysts are monitoring global activity through the COVID-19 pandemic with NOME, the NGA Open Mapping Enclave (NOME). NOME enables trusted users with a browser and internet service to leverage a combination of automation tools and human expertise to improve the volume and quality of foundational maps throughout the world.
New York City like you’ve never seen it before: emptyNo crowds. No cabs. This tour of America’s most densely populated city demonstrates a rapid transformation in response to COVID-19 social distancing efforts. We begin in Central Park, where pop-up field tents are treating overflow patients from nearby Mount Sinai hospital.
Open data release for COVID-19 emergency response
Per request, this release includes our Metro imagery basemaps for the following African cities: Addis Ababa, Abidjan, Dakar, Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Ouagadougou, Accra, Luanda, Kinshasa, Nairobi and part of northern Ghana.
Contact us to request additional city releases.
How humanity is handling the Covid-19 crisis | Wired
Satellite imagery offers a lot of information. In this article, Wired goes beyond empty tourist destinations to examine the role of geospatial data in pandemic modeling for distribution of resources as well as predicting where the next outbreaks might be.
A message from Maxar CEO Dan Jablonksy
"The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on our global society. As we navigate through this uncharted territory together, I wanted to share an update on the operational status of our business, some of the actions Maxar has taken and my perspective on the critical role that our industry will play throughout the duration of this crisis and beyond."
— Dan Jablonsky, CEO at Maxar
Pandemic does what U.N. sanctions could not
Satellite imagery analysis shows idled ships in Nampo, a vital port region on North Korea’s western coast. Export barges as well as tankers monitored by other states for illegal petroleum trade have remained dormant in North Korean waters. Here's a look at the potential impact.
How a new coronavirus epicenter emerged | Maxar Spotlight
At least 16 countries have confirmed cases of the coronavirus that are linked to people who have traveled to Iran. This Spotlight provides an assessment of Iran’s porous borders, transient populations and timeline of recent events that illustrate where and how the virus is spreading.
Infectious disease response planning
Knowing more about where COVID-19 outbreaks are occurring will help us understand how to prevent them. Gain a geospatial perspective on how environmental and human dynamics contribute to the spread of infectious diseases—and can inform emergency response planning for future outbreaks.