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Space Imaging establishes new Brazilian sales channel

Space Imaging, the provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, announced that it has restructured its regional sales channel in Brazil, signing contracts with four Brazilian companies – Engesat, GisPlan, Infostrata and Threetek. This is the first formal step toward the establishment of a Space Imaging Regional Affiliate in Brazil that will manage the collection and distribution of imagery and products from Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite. By refocusing it sales and marketing efforts on four strong distributors, Space Imaging will eliminate internal competition, and communicate more clearly with its customers across Brazil.

Engesat (www.engesat.com.br) supplies IKONOS imagery to a variety of clients, including state and municipal governments. GISPlan (www.gisplan.com.br) is a highly skilled cartographic services company that works closely with federal government and military customers. Infostrata (www.vistaaerea.com.br) brings solid experience in imagery-based Internet and Intranet application development, and has extensive knowledge in mining, transportation, and infrastructure. Threetek (www.threetek.com.br) is Brazil’s leader in the development of imagery applications for the oil and gas industry.

Space Imaging’s Brazilian subsidiary, Space Imaging do Brasil, is working to establish a Brazilian Regional Affiliate that will operate a Regional Operations Center (ROC) that is capable of tasking the IKONOS satellite, processing imagery, and distributing imagery products in Brazil, via the existing sales channel. Space Imaging is a supplier of visual information products and services derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world’s first one-meter resolution, commercial earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, U.S. Landsat; RADARSAT and the European Space Agency’s ERS satellites.