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COVID-19, Maxar's part in responding to the global pandemic

Digitization of Insecticide-Treated Net Distribution in Benin

The distribution of Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) are vital health services to help prevent the spread of malaria in countries like Benin. The COVID-19 global pandemic affected the way ITN distributions occur. High-resolution satellite imagery of Benin helps to pinpoint which households have or have not received their ITNs, allowing for more focused in-person efforts.

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. This is an exciting process that requires a hands-on approach, just like in Maxar’s factory. Because of this, Maxar worked closely with Arianespace, our launch partner, to implement stringent COVID-19 health protocols equivalent to our Maxar policies.

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.

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

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.

New York City like you’ve never seen it before: empty

No 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.

​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.

Pandemic does what UN 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.

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

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.

Social distancing from space | The New York Times

Self-quarantine. Shelter in place. City and country-wide lockdowns. Here’s a look at some of the world’s most popular destinations and busiest cityscapes in a global state of isolation.

Infectious disease response planning

Knowing more about where coronavirus (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.

​Esri COVID-19 GIS Hub

Monitor global and local activities and see how geospatial data visualization is helping to raise awareness and inform responses to COVID-19. Our partners at Esri are providing live updates to help the public stay informed and safe.

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