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2009-05-19 17:59:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will record an after-tax gain of approximately $31 million, or approximately 32 cents per diluted share, and realize cash proceeds of approximately $37 million in the company's second quarter results on the sale of 75 percent of its shares of DigitalGlobe stock. DigitalGlobe, which completed an initial public offering of its stock today, was formed in 1995 as EarthWatch, Inc., by Ball Aerospace &...

2009-02-24 08:05:00

Third Sub-Meter Remote Sensing Satellite Completes Significant Milestone; Begins System-Level Testing LONGMONT, Colo., BOULDER, Colo. and ROCHESTER N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, today announced that the WorldView-2 remote sensing instrument, provided by ITT Corporation's Space Systems Division, has been integrated by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. into the WorldView-2 spacecraft and...

2008-11-07 06:00:09

By Peter Eisler WASHINGTON -- The secretive National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is rushing to get the latest, high-definition satellite photos of Afghanistan into the hands of U.S. ground troops as they ramp up operations in the country's tangled terrain. The NGA analysts aren't tapping the government's huge network of highly classified spy satellites; they're getting the pictures from commercial vendors. That's the same stuff pretty much anyone can get, either through free, online...

2008-10-10 18:00:14

GeoEye Inc. has released a high-resolution color image of a U.S. university to show what its new, highly accurate mapping satellite can do for Google Earth. The image of Pennsylvania's Kutztown University was taken Tuesday when the GeoEye-1 satellite was 423 miles above the 326-acre campus, the Dulles, Va., company says. The provider of satellite and aerial imagery boasts GeoEye-1 is "the world's highest resolution and most accurate commercial imaging satellite." GeoEye-1's main client...

2008-09-26 09:00:19

DigitalGlobe has extended its service agreement with Google to provide high-resolution satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. According to DigitalGlobe, the new multi-year, non-exclusive content agreement continues DigitalGlobe's relationship as one of Google's providers of global high-resolution satellite imagery, with ongoing commitments for imagery on Google's current and future imagery platforms. Marc Tremblay, senior...

2008-09-25 09:00:24

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced that it has extended its service agreement with Google to provide high-resolution satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth. The new multi-year, non-exclusive content agreement continues DigitalGlobe's relationship as one of Google's leading providers of global high-resolution satellite...

2008-09-19 09:00:30

By Eric Lipton After the spectacular failure of the last spy satellite effort, the administration of President George W. Bush is trying once again to put a new set of government eyes in space through a $1.7 billion project approved last week whose goal is to have two new satellites in orbit by 2012. The key players involved this time - including officials from the Department of Defense and the intelligence director's office - said in interviews this week that they recognized that the...

2008-09-08 12:00:31

ITT Corporation this weekend celebrated the successful launch of the GeoEye-1 satellite and its ITT-built imaging payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Once fully operational, GeoEye-1 will boast the highest resolution of any commercial satellite imaging system on the market. Its earth imaging payload was engineered and manufactured by ITT's Space Systems Division (SSD), headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. The satellite has the ability to collect images at 0.41-meter...

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2008-09-08 08:30:00

On Saturday, GeoEye Inc. successfully launched its new GeoEye-1 satellite, which will provide Google Earth, and the U.S. government with the highest-resolution color imagery available. According to GeoEye Chief Executive Matthew O'Connell "it was a picture-perfect launch." "Everybody is now slapping high fives," O'Connell said. O'Connell also added that it will be 30 to 45 days before the satellite's camera will be calibrated and GeoEye can begin receiving images. The spacecraft will be...

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2008-09-01 09:50:00

On Thursday, GeoEye Inc announced that it will provide images from its new $502 million GeoEye-1 satellite to Google Maps and Google Earth once the spacecraft is launched on September 4. Mark Brender, GeoEye spokesman, said the Google logo was on the first stage of the Delta II rocket that will launch the new satellite.  The GeoEye-1 will provide the highest resolution imagery available in the commercial market. "Google is interested in collecting the highest quality satellite imagery...