Direct Access Program

Priority imagery at your command

Your eyes in the sky

Direct access enables defense, intelligence and commercial customers to integrate ground stations with the world’s most advanced Earth imaging satellites. Local control and an encrypted downlink ensure a confidential end-to-end workflow within your communication cone. You get guaranteed access and data distribution rights to meet your needs.

Guaranteed access to meet your needs

Directly control a Maxar satellite after reserving an access window.

Expand your national security resources

Gain dedicated capacity with guaranteed delivery speeds 

Task up to 15 minutes prior to an imaging event and receive data in real time

Manage the source lifecycle to maximize yield against geospatial requirements 

Choose your access options

Direct tasking

End-to-end control from your site via an allocated satellite access window

Premium indirect tasking

Securely planned high-priority tasking executed by Maxar

Imagery archive ordering

Order imagery from the world’s largest archive, delivered to you via file transfer protocol

Leverage the Direct Access Program to improve:

Situational monitoring for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance 

Transparency for evolving global insecurity 

Enhanced monitoring techniques for enforcing border controls 


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