Seven companies have landed positions on a potential $476 million contract to provide NASA with Earth observation data from commercial small satellites.

The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers the provision of commercial smallsat data products and related services to support the space agency’s Earth science research and application activities, NASA said Monday.

The awardees are: 

  • Airbus’ intelligence subsidiary
  • Capella Space Corp.
  • GHGSat
  • Maxar Technologies’ intelligence division
  • PlanetiQ
  • Spire Global
  • Umbra Lab

The contract has a five-year base period with a six-month extension.

NASA launched a full and open competition for the Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition program to procure data sets, data latency, area coverage and data usage policy.


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