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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...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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