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Much like the customers we serve and the problems we solve, Maxar has a diverse and complex history. Our evolution, however, has always been guided by a common purpose: advancing Earth Intelligence capabilities For A Better World.
Join us in celebrating these historic milestones, which have made many missions and applications possible, empowering our customers to improve life on Earth.
Maxar Intelligence and Maxar Space Systems begin operating as independent businesses.
U.S. private equity firm Advent International, alongside minority investor British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, completed the acquisition of Maxar which remains a U.S.-controlled, owned and operated company.
Maxar completes its acquisition of Wovenware to bolster machine learning and 3D data production capabilities.
Maxar awarded a 10-year contract under the EOCL acquisition by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Maxar completes its acquisition of Vricon, adding 3D technology to its portfolio.
Maxar sells MDA to Northern Private Capital.
MDA acquires DigitalGlobe and forms Maxar Technologies made up of four business units—MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions.
The Radiant Group is acquired by DigitalGlobe, bringing onboard advanced analytics capabilities, an expanded customer base across the U.S. intelligence community and hundreds of innovative developers and analysts with expertise in geospatial big data analytics.
DigitalGlobe launches its most advanced electro-optical satellite, offering the highest resolution commercially available (30 cm) and 3.7 m resolution short wave infrared imagery.
DigitalGlobe secures $3.55 billion EnhancedView agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
DigitalGlobe surpasses 1 billion square kilometers of Earth imagery, offering the industry’s largest commercial satellite imagery archive.
DigitalGlobe launches its second, next-generation, electro-optical imaging satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California.
GeoEye, which became part of DigitalGlobe, successfully launches an electro-optical imaging satellite from Vandenberg AFB, California. At the time of its launch, GeoEye-1 was the world's highest resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite.
DigitalGlobe launches the first of two next-generation electro-optical imaging satellites from Vandenberg AFB, California. At the time, WorldView-1 was the world’s only half-meter resolution commercial imaging satellite.
DigitalGlobe is awarded ClearView and NextView NGA contracts (~excess of $500M).
DigitalGlobe launches its second electro-optical imaging satellite from Vandenberg AFB, California.
DigitalGlobe launches the first commercial satellite to collect high-resolution (80 cm) imagery of Earth.
U.S. Department of Commerce grants WorldView Imaging the first enterprise license for commercial Earth observation from space.
WorldView Imaging Corporation is founded, which later becomes DigitalGlobe then Maxar.