Data available at no cost to NASA-funded researchers
March 27, 2020

The NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program has recently announced that the Commercial Small-sat Data Acquisition Program (CSDAP) evaluates and procures data from commercial vendors that advance NASA’s Earth science research and applications activities.

Currently, data acquired during the evaluations of Planet, Maxar (formerly DigitalGlobe, Inc.), and Spire Global are available, as are data from the Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) through a separate collaboration with the International Space Station (ISS). All data products are available through CSDAP at no cost to NASA-funded researchers and are subject to scientific use licenses.

The commercial data currently distributed by NASA are available under different scientific use licenses and various access portals. For a view of the summary of scientific use license terms and conditions of the data, please read the end user license agreement (EULA) for CSDAP (PDF). Vendor-specific EULAs are available via the access portals.

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