NGA Awards Big Satellite Imagery Contracts – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded contracts potentially worth a combined $7.3 billion over the next 10 years to U.S. imaging satellite operators DigitalGlobe and GeoEye under the EnhancedView program, the NGA announced late Aug. 6…GeoEye has two satellites on orbit — Ikonos, launched in 1999, and GeoEye-1, launched in 2008 — and has a GeoEye-2 satellite on order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Sunnyvale, Calif., and scheduled to be ready for launch in late 2012. Ikonos collects imagery with 1-meter resolution; GeoEye-1 is capable of 0.5-meter resolution, which is sharp enough to distinguish ground objects of that size and larger.

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