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  • Exelis' Craig Oswald: DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Satellite to Have 16 Spectral Bands - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis’ Craig Oswald: DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Satellite to Have 16 Spectral Bands

    Craig Oswald, commercial imaging manager of geospatial systems at Exelis, has detailed his company’s work to develop a telescope, sensor and shortwave infrared system for DigitalGlobe“™s WorldView-3 satellite . Oswald wrote in a blog post published Thursday that WorldView-3 “will have double the number of spectral bands“ and provide a 31-centimeter image resolution. Exelis also developed the […] More

  • Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Sets 30-Centimeter Satellite Launch Date to 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Sets 30-Centimeter Satellite Launch Date to 2016

    DigitalGlobe has renamed its GeoEye-2 satellite to “WorldView-4,” a 30-centimeter satellite the company plans to launch into space in mid-2016. Jeffrey Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe, said Thursday the company set that launch date for WorldView-4 following the Commerce Department“™s approval for the sale of imagery with up to 25 centimeters in resolution. DigitalGlobe intends for the new […] More

  • Penny Pritzker, DigitalGlobe Discuss Aerospace Workforce Strength; Robert Strain Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Penny Pritzker, DigitalGlobe Discuss Aerospace Workforce Strength; Robert Strain Comments

    DigitalGlobe and Ball Aerospace executives have discussed with Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker the issues of an aerospace workforce and commercial satellite imagery regulations during a roundtable in Denver, Colorado. DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr and Ball Aerospace CEO Robert Strain also updated Sec. Pritzker on how the WorldView-3 satellite could work to meet various demands, […] More

  • DigitalGlobe Looks to Raise Satellite's Orbit with Increased Commercial Demands; Jeffrey Tarr Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DigitalGlobe Looks to Raise Satellite’s Orbit with Increased Commercial Demands; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

    DigitalGlobe 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 […] More

  • DigitalGlobe Provides Access to Satellite Imagery for NGA-Supported Email Users - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DigitalGlobe Provides Access to Satellite Imagery for NGA-Supported Email Users

    DigitalGlobe has announced that users with emails supported by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency can now access updated and high-resolution satellite imagery through a private platform. The company’s My DigitalGlobe, part of the NGA’s EnhancedView program, will allow users to access 200 million square kilometers of global satellite imagery, the company announced Monday. DigitalGlobe added that […] More

  • NGA Exempts DigitalGlobe NGA Imagery Program From Sequestration; Jeffrey Tarr Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NGA Exempts DigitalGlobe NGA Imagery Program From Sequestration; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

    DigitalGlobe has received a guarantee from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency that sequestration will not affect the largest portion of the company’s potential $3.5 billion satellite imagery services contract with the agency, SpaceNews.com reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes the 10-year EnhancedView contract is renewable each year and DigitalGlobe receives monthly payments if it meets performance milestones […] More

  • DigitalGlobe JV Adds Imagery Customer in China - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DigitalGlobe JV Adds Imagery Customer in China

    A DigitalGlobe joint venture has expanded its customer base in China as partner Siwei WorldView signed a new agreement to provide imagery to an unnamed organization in the country. Siwei Worldview will provide more than 33.5 million square miles of imagery to the organization as it aims to build a nationwide basemap for geological data, DigitalGlobe […] More

  • General Dynamics Unveils New Film Storage Transfer System; Bob McGill Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Unveils New Film Storage Transfer System; Bob McGill Comments

    A General Dynamics division has released an optional update to a stabilized camera system, intending to help film directors record data in separate storage systems and transfer video files for post-production editing. The Data+ upgrade aims to form layers of metadata onto Super 35 Format video for cinematographers to direct computer-generated images to the camera’s […] More

  • GeoEye Expanding Stereo Satellite Imagery to India; Christopher Tully Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GeoEye Expanding Stereo Satellite Imagery to India; Christopher Tully Comments

    GeoEye has won a six-figure order to provide satellite imagery to a government agency in India for a freight railway corridor development project, the company said Tuesday. RITES, an Indian government enterprise, made a six-figure purchase of the GeoEye-1 satellite services through the National Remote Sensing Centre, which acts as GeoEye’s master reseller for India. RITES will […] More

  • DigitalGlobe to Update AF Eagle Vision Imagery Stations; James Clark Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DigitalGlobe to Update AF Eagle Vision Imagery Stations; James Clark Comments

    DigitalGlobe will update mobile ground stations for the U.S. Air Force to provide satellite imagery for warfighters and first responders, the company announced Wednesday. The Eagle Vision stations download imagery from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView earth imaging constellation for use in preparing intelligence, planning missions, assessing damage and during natural disasters or other catastrophes. Deployments will start […] More

  • Lockheed Testing GeoEye-2 Satellite Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Testing GeoEye-2 Satellite Integration

    Lockheed Martin is conducting a test on the GeoEye-2 imagery satellite to evaluate performance of the integrated satellite and establish a performance baseline prior to entering environmental testing. Spacecraft environmental testing will occur later this year to evaluate the overall satellite design, workmanship and survivability during launch and on-orbit operations, Lockheed said in a release. […] More

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