Direct Access Program

Priority imagery at your command

Direct access enables defense, intelligence, and commercial customers to integrate ground stations with the world's most advanced satellites. Local control and an encrypted downlink ensure a confidential end-to-end workflow within your communication cone. You get guaranteed access and data distribution rights to meet your needs. Our partnership with MDA gives you access to the DigitalGlobe constellation as well as RADARSAT-2.

Priority imagery at your command

Direct access enables defense, intelligence, and commercial customers to integrate ground stations with the world's most advanced satellites. Local control and an encrypted downlink ensure a confidential end-to-end workflow within your communication cone. You get guaranteed access and data distribution rights to meet your needs. Our partnership with MDA gives you access to the DigitalGlobe constellation as well as RADARSAT-2.

See how the Direct Access Program gives you eyes in the sky

This video shows how customers are able to directly control one of DigitalGlobe's satellites after reserving an access window.

 

Our constellation is your constellation

Dedicated capacity and delivery speeds are guaranteed.

Task up to an hour prior to an imaging event and receive data in real time.

Manage the source lifecycle to maximize yield against geospatial requirements.

Choose your access options

Our program gives you ready access through:
Direct tasking

Direct tasking

End-to-end control from your site via an allocated Satellite Access Window.
Image shows the horizon distance that a ground station can task a DigitalGlobe satelite for

Premium indirect tasking

Premium indirect tasking

Securely planned high priority tasking executed by DigitalGlobe.

Imagery archive ordering

Imagery archive ordering

Tap imagery from the world's largest archive, delivered to you via file transfer protocol (FTP).

See the ways you can use the Direct Access Program

Situational monitoring for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

See how

When it comes to areas of conflict, the more information you have at your disposal the better.

Even with all of the data-gathering techniques employed by intelligence agencies, information gaps persist.

Satellite imagery in conjunction with other intelligence sources can provide a more well-rounded and clearer picture of what is happening around you.

Use the toggle to see before and after the Sana'a Airport attacks in Yemen.

Transparency for evolving global insecurity

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Changing landscapes define our modern era.

Global insecurity and international politics have heightened the need to be informed about activities happening around the world.

Satellite imagery and analysis can provide you with timely access to information so you can understand evolving situations that may have an impact in your area of responsibility.

The image on the right shows the devastation after the Sana'a Airport attack in Yemen on March 27, 2015.

Enhanced monitoring techniques for enforcing border controls

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Border monitoring is essential for maintaining national security.

An insecure border can open a country to terrorism, drug trafficking, weapons proliferation, smuggling, and illegal immigration.

The image shows Turkish 155 mm T-155 Firtina self-propelled howitzers stationed one kilometer from the Syrian border.

Using consistent monitoring along with historical imagery allows you to observe changes in the terrain that may indicate when illegal passage is happening.

The image shows Syrian refugees at the Turkish border fleeing ISIS.