2019 Impact Report

Applying Maxar Capabilities For A Better World

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2019 Impact Report

Applying Maxar Capabilities For A Better World

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Dan Jablonsky portrait

This report outlines our view of corporate social responsibility and details the actions we took in 2019 to put our Purpose into action to improve the health and sustainability of our planet and the people who call it home. Many of the vignettes told in this report have been generated by our team members taking initiative to make the world a better place.

As you'll learn, our efforts take place both on Earth and in space.

Dan Jablonsky
Maxar President & Chief Executive Officer

Impact by the numbers


Open Data Program pageviews


Million U.S. dollars of in-kind imagery


News Bureau projects


Remote villages connected to the internet by a Maxar-built satellite


Number of WorldView images collected in 2019

Persistent Change Monitoring and GeoEye-1, Dublin, Ohio, USA, 9 September 2019
Persistent Change Monitoring and GeoEye-1 | Dublin, Ohio, USA | 9 September 2019

Our Impact Philosophy

Maxar's Purpose—For a Better World—is what we aspire to achieve with the work we do. It drives us forward, it informs our decisions, and, most important, it makes what we do worthwhile. It's a statement of hope and belief that our work matters and contributes to making the world a better place.

Within a single company, we focus on a multitude of critical missions, problems in need of solutions, questions that require data and insight to answer—around the planet and in space. But with this extraordinary perspective, comes an understanding of the complexity of the world in which we live and a sense of responsibility.

Maxar's approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) takes into full account the uniqueness of what we deliver and why it matters. Our CSR program is how we put our Purpose, our North Star, into action: by supporting people, organizations and initiatives that address issues local and global.

Explore Maxar's Impact

An image of the Amazon River
An image of the Nusantara Satu satellite
An image of a tidal basin taken from WorldView 3
An image of downtown Beira after a cyclone
An image of Team Rubicon helping with disaster response
An image demonstrating how the IJM provides evidence of human trafficking

On Earth

Empowering NASA to closely monitor global climate change and resilience

NASA-funded researchers are using Maxar's high-resolution, commercial electro-optical satellite imagery to advance the agency's science and application development goals to understand and explore Earth, improve lives and safeguard our future.

Read about the programs

In Space

Bridging the digital divide by bringing internet to thousands of islands

Maxar built the Nusantara Satu satellite for Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) and it launched in February 2019. This satellite will bridge the digital divide for over 10,000 individual islands in Indonesia, providing underserved populations with access to medical, educational and emergency services, improving quality of life and spurring economic development.

Learn about PSN's mission

From the Maxar News Bureau

Investigating major events, using space-based data to increase global transparency

The News Bureau is a partnership program with trusted and respected media organizations that leverages technology for social good and global transparency. Maxar provides electro-optical and radar satellite imagery, analytics and expertise that are powerful complements to good journalism, providing indisputable visual truth.

Check out News Bureau projects

Through the Open Data Program

Equipping first responders with mission-critical Earth intelligence for humanitarian assistance and disaster response

Maxar's satellite imagery and analysis are powerful resources in the aftermath of a sudden, onset natural disaster, providing a detailed view of the disaster's impact, informing first responder rescue and recovery efforts. In 2019, Maxar activated for 9 events, releasing 308,844 square kilometers of imagery to support response efforts.

Data available here

With Purpose Partners

Improving the outcomes for nonprofits with geospatial data

Maxar empowers nonprofits that uniquely benefit from the company's geospatial data and analytics and team member expertise. These Purpose Partners reflect Maxar's purpose: For a Better World. These organizations receive donations of imagery, analytics and service.

Dive into Team Rubicon's Hurricane Dorian response

On Earth

Supporting the fight to end modern-day slavery

International Justice Mission (IJM) is innovatively leveraging a broad range of tools, methodologies and datasets, including Maxar satellite imagery to provide evidence of human trafficking, prove locations of incidents and provide concrete information to law enforcement.

Learn about the impact

In Space

Monitoring air pollution and related public health issues

NASA's Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will be the first space-based instrument to provide hourly monitoring of major air pollutants during the daytime across North America at high spatial resolution. Integrated on Maxar's 1300-class satellite platform, the mission will revolutionize the way we sample, monitor and analyze major air pollutants across North America.

Learn about the mission

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