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2008-10-10 11:40:00

A satellite being used by Google sent its first images back to Earth during a camera test on Tuesday. The satellite is being used to supply images for its online map and navigation services. Launched September 6, Google-sponsored GeoEye-1 took its first image of the Kutztown University campus in Pennsylvania on Tuesday according to its operator GeoEye Inc. The image was taken while the satellite was in a 423-mile-high (681 km) orbit over the East Coast of the United States. The Dulles,...

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...

2008-09-17 12:00:08

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , has successfully completed the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Fermi, previously known as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope or GLAST, is a next-generation high-energy gamma-ray satellite designed to make observations of celestial gamma-ray sources. NASA recently renamed the satellite in honor of Prof. Enrico Fermi...

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...

2008-09-08 09:00:38

U.S. launches new high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- GeoEye-1, the world's highest- resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite, was launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the satellite maker GeoEye Inc. announced on Saturday. The 4310-pound (about 1,957 kgs) satellite was launched at 11:50 a.m. PDT (1850 GMT) on a Delta 2 rocket. GeoEye's ground station in Norway relayed the downlink signal it received from GeoEye-1...

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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...

2008-09-07 12:00:16

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A super-sharp Earth- imaging satellite has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast. A Delta 2 rocket carrying the GeoEye-1 satellite lifted off at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Video on the GeoEye Web site showed the satellite separating from the rocket moments later on its way to an eventual polar orbit. The satellite makers say GeoEye-1 has the highest resolution of any commercial imaging system. It can...

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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...

2008-08-29 15:00:42

DULLES, Va., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. , a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announced today the launch of the world's highest resolution, commercial Earth-imaging satellite is scheduled for Sept. 4, 2008, from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California. The planned launch time is 11:50:57 a.m. PDT (2:50:57 p.m. EDT). A Flight Readiness Review was conducted on Aug. 28 and the launch vehicle, launch range, the...

2008-08-19 15:01:04

By Roger Fillion A British company that builds small satellites has opened U.S. operations in Douglas County and plans to employ up to 250 people over the next few years. About three-quarters of those employees would work for Surrey Satellite Technology US in the Denver area, doing engineering and satellite manufacturing work. The company has opened a small office in Douglas County and currently employs four. It plans to build small communications and earth-observation satellites for...


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