Longmont, Colo., March 16, 2006 – DigitalGlobe® has been awarded a $12 million satellite imagery capacity contract modification by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This ClearView contract enables the NGA to acquire additional commercial imagery from DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite – the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite.
DigitalGlobe’s map-accurate imagery is used for a number of mapping and planning activities within the defense and intelligence and commercial markets around the world.
“The NGA has exhibited time and time again that it places a high value on products from the U.S. commercial satellite imaging industry,” said Jeff Kerridge, general manager of DigitalGlobe’s Defense and Intelligence business unit. “And in response, DigitalGlobe has proven its ability to serve the NGA with high-quality data and timely delivery – qualities our customers have come to rely on to meet important mapping and planning needs.”
In January 2003, DigitalGlobe was awarded a $72 million contract to deliver high-resolution satellite imagery to the NGA over a three-year period, as part of a ClearView contract not to exceed $500 million. In September 2003, DigitalGlobe was awarded an additional $9.8 million modification to the ClearView contract. In July 2005, DigitalGlobe was awarded a $6.1 million supplemental modification to the ClearView contract. In January 2006, DigitalGlobe was awarded another $24 million capacity contract modification, enabling the NGA to acquire additional commercial imagery from DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite.
Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView I is scheduled to launch no later than 2006, and WorldView II is anticipated to launch in 2008, pending finalization of customer contracts. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.