Space Imaging, provider of Earth imagery services to commercial and government customers, announced that it was awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for the acquisition of commercial satellite imagery. The industry contracts are for one year with two additional one-year options and have a threshold of $5 million dollars per year with a potential value of $15 million.
Managed by the USGS Land Remote Sensing program, the contracts consolidate pricing and licensing under a lead civilian agency and are intended to be the baseline purchasing vehicle for federal, state and local government customers — much like the Pentagon’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) ClearView contract. The federal, state and local geospatial community can use this contract for building a consistent, seamless geographic land base of the United States. The data will be used to support natural hazards and disasters response, homeland security, land and resource management, infrastructure planning and management, policy decision-making, and scientific study.
Specifically, Space Imaging is providing the USGS unrestricted licensing and redistribution options with aggressive, annual volume discounts under this IDIQ contract. Any product in Space Imaging’s catalog can be purchased including data products from its IKONOS satellite, and the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites including the recently launched RESOURCESAT-1 satellite. Both new collection and archive imagery can be purchased. With more than 200 million sq. km. of customer-ready imagery, Space Imaging’s IKONOS archive is the industry’s most comprehensive global archive of high-resolution satellite imagery.