GeoEye-2 Will Provide the World’s Highest Resolution and Most Accurate Color Imagery to Government and Commercial Customers
GeoEye, Inc., a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial
information and services, announced today it selected Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation to build GeoEye-2, the Company’s next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite system. Lockheed has already begun purchasing long-lead material and labor for the design, engineering and manufacturing of the satellite and the associated command and control system.
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GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry’s high resolution imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery products, services and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 535 employees, as of December 31, 2009, dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial information products and services. GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). Additional information about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.