Tony Frazier: Maxar Aims to Help Clients Transform Missions With Tech

Tony Frazier
Tony Frazier

Tony Frazier, executive vice president for global field operations at Maxar Technologies and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said the company seeks to continue applying emerging technology to support customer missions while expanding its team of professionals.

He explained during a Federal News Network interview aired Wednesday that Maxar is working to apply cloud computing and artificial intelligence platforms as part of efforts to help public and private sector clients realize the potential of imagery.

Frazier cited the company’s Open Data Program as one way to help improve crisis response by making satellite-based data available to the public.

“We have a pretty diverse talent base across the company because to support the missions, we need aerospace engineers and data scientists and software developers and cloud experts,” he said.

According to Frazier, Maxar supports NASA’s Artemis mission to the moon through a project to develop a power and propulsion element for the proposed lunar gateway.

The Westminster, Colo.-based space technology company has also leveraged cloud technology via its Vricon joint venture with Saab to support Earth modeling and simulated training initiatives in the U.S. Army, he added.

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