US: Skybox Imaging (Skybox), an emerging provider of timely high-resolution satellite imagery has entered into a multi-year, strategic partnership with Japan Space Imaging (JSI), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, to provide high-resolution imagery and full motion commercial video to the Japanese market. The agreement, subject to US regulatory approval, will enable JSI to directly task, downlink and receive imagery from Skybox”s constellation of microsatellites on a reliable and frequent basis.
Skybox will provide JSI a rapidly deployable ground station, called a SkyNode, comprised of a 2.4 meter communications antenna and two racks of supporting software and equipment.
By combining Skybox”s product offerings with JSI”s existing product offerings, JSI will be able to continue expanding the uses of satellite imagery in applications including land monitoring, environmental monitoring, and disaster response.
Source: The Wall Street Journal