Smallsat Data Explorer
Researchers interested in accessing the data can utilize Earthdata Login for authentication and initiate data download requests. Data will be made available for download upon approval and acceptance of the end user license agreement (EULA).
Currently, SDX supports access to data from Planet and Spire that was acquired as part of the CSDA pilot phase. The CSDA pilot phase evaluation also included data from Maxar (formerly DigitalGlobe, Inc.). Work is underway to support search and access to Maxar data via SDX. For data that are not already mirrored by NASA, authorized researchers can use the following vendor-specific tools to search and request data.
Data and End User License Agreements
|Vendor||Data Available||Who is Authorized to Use the Data?||Where to Get Data||Can PIs Submit New Orders||EULA|
|Planet||PlanetScope, RapidEye||NASA (funded) researchers||Planet Explorer||Yes||Planet EULA|
|Spire||GNSS Radio Occulation
GNSS Grazing Angle Reflectometry
Satellite Precise Orbital Determination (POD) and Satellite Attitude
Total Electron Content
|NASA (funded) researchers||SDX||
|Raw intermediate frequency||By request (PDF)|
|Maxar (formerly DigitalGlobe)||WorldView 1, WorldView 2, WorldView 3, QuickBird, IKONOS, and GeoEye||NASA (funded) researchers||CAD4NASA||Yes||NextView EULA|
|WorldView 4||Maxar EULA|
|Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.||DESIS||U.S. Government (funded) researchers||TCloudHost||Yes||DESIS EULA|
All data requests must be approved by CSDA data managers. Contact us to provide your name, email address, and pertinent information (grant number, contract number, etc.) to indicate that you are authorized to use the data. The CSDA team will verify if the user is authorized for data access first. Once verified, the user will be provided with additional information on how to request and access data.
As additional commercial datasets are evaluated and acquired, these datasets will also be made available. Please check back regularly.
- Information on technical specifications of the commercial data can be found on the Commercial Datasets page.
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about accessing and requesting commercial data.
Page Last Updated: Feb 9, 2021 at 9:51 AM EST