GeoEye Names Carl A. Alleyne Vice President of Engineering

Dulles, Va., April 21, 2009 – GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announced today the appointment of Carl A. Alleyne to the position of vice president of engineering.

Mr. Alleyne has over 25 years of engineering experience and reports directly to the Company’s chief operating officer. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategic management of all engineering activities for the Company, which is especially important as GeoEye prepares for its third-generation commercial earth-imaging satellite, GeoEye-2 slated for launch in the 2012 timeframe.

Prior to joining GeoEye, Mr. Alleyne served as senior director and deputy vice president of engineering, Intelligence and Information Systems division for the Raytheon Corporation. Before joining Raytheon, he held executive positions at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Sector located in Baltimore, Maryland, as the vice president of Business Operations; vice president of the Components, Commercial and Overhaul and Repair division; director of Software Engineering; The Joint Strike Fighter engineering manager; and other key leadership positions.

Mr. Alleyne earned his Master of Science in Engineering and Computer Science from Loyola College of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Delaware State University. He has completed the Executive Management course at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Michigan.

Bill Schuster, GeoEye’s chief operating officer, said, “Carl is a welcome addition to our executive management team.  His responsibilities include management of all aspects of ground station and product engineering and upgrades, as well as our GeoEye-2 satellite program.  He’ll benefit from a great engineering team that has worked tirelessly to bring GeoEye-1 into full service.”

About GeoEye
GeoEye’s products and services enable timely, accurate, and accessible location intelligence. The company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry’s most trusted imagery experts, delivering reliable service and exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. GeoEye has developed an advanced information technology infrastructure for collecting, receiving, processing and distributing imagery information products and processing services to the U.S. Government including the national security community as well as international governments and commercial customers. These products serve applications including defense and intelligence, precision mapping, on-line mapping, infrastructure development, planning and monitoring, and environmental assessment. The company collects tens of millions of square kilometers of imagery per year with its existing satellites and aerial assets, which includes GeoEye-1, the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite. The company also provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation ( Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. It maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation. For more information, visit

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