August 7, 2022

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Maxar Captures Satellite Images of Ukraine, Including Mass Grave

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Pictures of a mass grave near a church in Bucha, Ukraine, have galvanized the world.  Those images may have come from the sky, but they were captured by a company in Colorado.

From its headquarters in Westminster, Maxar is keeping the federal government informed about ground conditions in Ukraine. For the past two decades, the company has worked with the National Reconnaissance Office’s EnhancedView program, which allows the NRO — which manages America’s spy satellites — to gain additional imagery from private outfits.

Maxar has an imaging satellite constellation constantly traversing the skies over Earth, capturing images. It doesn’t just document on-the-ground conflicts; it also catalogues damages after natural disasters, most recently releasing photographs of the aftermath of…

Catie Cheshire

2022-04-05 13:08:00

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