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DigitalGlobe Looks to Raise Satellite’s Orbit with Increased Commercial Demands; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

DigitalGlobeLogoDigitalGlobe wants to elevate its earth observation satellite to a higher orbit location as the company is seeing increased demand in the commercial imagery market, Space News reported Friday.

Peter de Selding writes the Longmont, Colo.-based company plans to raise GeoEye-1's orbit in order to expand the satellite's field of view.

The satellite imagery provider aims to meet the growing demands of the commercial and government customers outside the U.S., according to the report.

Jeffrey Tarr, DigitalGlobe CEO, told a conference call the company is seeing growth opportunities in new pricing across regions where it is sold out, de Selding reports.

GeoEye-1 currently produces images with a ground distance of 41 centimeters and the satellite can provide imagery at the 50-centimeter cap from its planned orbit, Space News reports.

Image gathering capabilities of DigitalGlobe’s fleet will increase by one percent because of the satellite move, de Selding writes

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