GeoEye Satellite Clears Design Phase

GeoEye Inc. completed the last stage of design reviews for a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency satellite program, GeoEye announced Thursday.

NGA approved the review for the agency’s EnhancedView program Jan. 26.

GeoEye said the GeoEye-2 satellite will be fully operational by 2013.

Carl Alleyne, GeoEye’s vice president of engineering, said NGA’s approval means the company’s system meets federal requirements and moves the firm-fixed-price program closer to completion.

The satellite will include an ITT Exelis-produced camera with 34-centimeter resolution imagery, used for tasking and image collecting.

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GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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