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Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe Introduces Rapid Access Program, A Powerful Online Portal Providing Customers Fast, Flexible Priority Access to the World’s Highest Resolution Commercial Satellites

April 23, 2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), announced today the launch of Rapid Access Program, a secure, innovative, cloud-based platform seamlessly connecting customers to the world’s highest resolution and most accurate imagery and actionable intelligence. The Rapid Access Program is designed to give customers the flexible and efficient imagery collection they want, over their region of interest, with the highest available priority level on the DigitalGlobe constellation – meaning collections submitted against assigned satellite access time are assured.

Customers log in through a simple, online portal where they can develop collection plans with DigitalGlobe’s five high-resolution satellites. The platform’s intuitive interface for planning and collection optimization, developed by Orbit Logic, a trusted DigitalGlobe partner, allows customers the flexibility to modify collection targets up to 90 minutes prior to image acquisition.

For customers with a Rapid Access Program subscription, DigitalGlobe retrieves, processes, and delivers imagery for viewing, extracting data, and distribution within six hours. Subscribers save the cost of large hardware footprints and antennas associated with typical ground receiving stations. Within the portal, customer imagery is kept in a private archive and DigitalGlobe offers subsequent production of finished imagery for system-ready, view-ready, and map-ready intelligence.

"DigitalGlobe designed the Rapid Access Program to reduce the time needed to gather mission critical insights for confident decision making,” said DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky. “The easy-to-use interface allows customers to focus on their core missions, empowering them to customize geospatial intelligence data priorities and address their most pressing challenges."

For more information, visit the Rapid Access Program online.

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit www.DigitalGlobe.com.

About Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched integrated capabilities, solutions and expertise to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 31 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of Maxar Technologies Ltd. (the “Company” or “Maxar”) with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future financial performance. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Maxar’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions made in light of its experience and perception of historical trends and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Maxar’s actual results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of the risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the loss or reduction in scope of any of our primary contracts, or decisions by customers not to exercise renewal options; the loss or damage to any of our satellites; delays in the construction and launch of any of our satellites or our ability to achieve and maintain full operational capacity of all our satellites; loss or damage to the content contained in our ImageLibrary; interruption or failure of our ground systems and other infrastructure; decrease in demand for our imagery products and services; increased competition that may reduce our market share or cause us to lower our prices; changes in political or economic conditions, including fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies, interest rates, energy and commodity prices, trade laws and the effects of governmental initiatives to manage economic conditions; failure to obtain or maintain required regulatory approvals and licenses; and, changes in Canadian, U.S. or other law or regulation that may limit our ability to distribute our imagery products and services.
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Contacts

Investor Relations Contact
Maxar Technologies
Marissa Poratto, 1-604-331-2044
mporatto@maxar.com
or
Media Contact
Edelman for DigitalGlobe
Ashley Chauvin, 212-277-3818
DigitalGlobe@edelman.com

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