Radar-satellite fleet operator Umbra, already commercializing 25-cm imagery, is adding 16-cm images

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Aug. 9: This story has been updated to include a statement from NOAA about the lifting of previous restrictions on sales of Earth observation data.

TUPPER LAKE, NY — Commercial radar satellite constellation operator Umbra, already selling 25-cm-resolution imagery, has produced a 16-cm-resolution image that the company will put into its commercial catalogue available for sale in the United States and internationally.

The move is all but certain to intensify the debate in Europe about what limits, if any, to place on satellite . . .

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