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GeoEye, ScanEx sign multi-million-dollar agreement

Herndon, US: GeoEye signed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement with its Russian partner, ScanEx Research and Development Center, to provide more than 50 million square kilometres of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery for international customers in Russia and its neighbouring countries. 
GeoEye will deliver high-resolution IKONOS imagery from its colour imagery archive and new imagery to be collected through 2012. This new agreement expands the 2010 agreement where GeoEye provided ScanEx over two million square kilometres of imagery. The scope of this new agreement underscores the international commercial market’s increasing demand for high-resolution satellite imagery and services. 
Olga Gershenzon, Founder and Vice President of ScanEx, said, “We are certain that this project, similar to the Landsat programme in the 1980s, will stimulate development of advanced remote-sensing applications based on GeoEye’s high-resolution imagery.”
Chris Tully, GeoEye’s senior vice president of Sales, said, “GeoEye and ScanEx have enjoyed a productive partnership since 2009. We are continually impressed by the creativity, entrepreneurship and contributions they have demonstrated by providing innovative tools and services to advance the Russian Earth-observation market.” 
Source: GeoEye