Peruvian government: Imaging satellite has saved us more than $200M in commercial purchases

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —  The Peruvian government, in an assessment that will surely raise eyebrows at Planet, DigitalGlobe, Airbus Geo-Information, ImageSat and other Earth observation satellite fleet operators, has concluded that launching its own imaging satellite a year ago has already saved it more than the cost of the satellite system.

In a statement released to celebrate the first year’s operation of PeruSat-1, the Peruvian Ministry of Defense said the government has produced 80,000 images from the satellite, of which 11,259 have been distributed, free of charge, to Peruvian government agencies . . .

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