Will optimize imagery collection and delivery.
Longmont, Colo., April 13, 2010 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution world-imagery products and services for defense and intelligence, civil government, and commercial customers, today announced that it has contracted with Raytheon Company to provide an enhanced constellation collection management system. Using a strategic analysis of collection orders and other company priorities, the system will further optimize the use of DigitalGlobe’s constellation—the largest in the industry, with three sub-meter satellites already on orbit—ensuring efficient imagery collection and fast delivery to its customers, and providing a foundation for future capacity growth.
“For today’s imagery user, it’s all about speed of large area collection and refresh, customers demand both,” said Dr. Walter Scott, founder and chief technology officer of DigitalGlobe. “Raytheon’s new system will provide state of the art capabilities to ensure our constellation now and in the future is able to provide a robust collection capacity, dependable refresh, collection reliability, intra-day revisit, and ultimately deliver on our promise to provide the most timely, relevant imagery when our customers need it.”
“Raytheon is excited about this opportunity to provide DigitalGlobe a constellation management solution with state-of-the-art mission capabilities. We’re bringing over 35 years experience providing mission management solutions to this new customer.” said Barbara Johnson, Vice President of Intelligence and Information Systems, Ground Enterprise Solutions.
The October 2009 launch of WorldView-2, the company’s latest high-resolution satellite, drove a sharp increase in DigitalGlobe’s collection capacity. Today, the company’s three satellites, QuickBird, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2, collect an industry-leading 500 million square kilometers of imagery annually. This collection capacity enables DigitalGlobe to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate imagery, delivered via its web services or traditional offline methods.
To learn more about DigitalGlobe and its satellite constellation, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
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