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2010-08-30 15:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will build the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite for DigitalGlobe, provider of the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products. Ball Aerospace previously built the trio of DigitalGlobe satellites currently on orbit including QuickBird launched in 2001, WorldView-1 launched in 2007, and WorldView-2 launched in 2009. WorldView-3, anticipated...

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2009-10-21 05:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first images taken by the WorldView-2 remote-sensing satellite designed and built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for DigitalGlobe were released on October 20 - just 11 days after the satellite's successful launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. DigitalGlobe released images of Love Field Airport near Dallas and the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. More refinements to early-stage images are anticipated as the...

2009-10-08 15:50:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. WorldView-2 remote-sensing satellite designed and built for DigitalGlobe successfully launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 11:51 a.m. PDT, on board a Boeing Delta II rocket. WorldView-2 joins its sister satellites built by Ball Aerospace: WorldView-1 launched in 2007, and QuickBird launched in 2001. The satellite trio is expected to bring unsurpassed agility, capacity,...

2009-10-08 15:49:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A Delta II rocket successfully delivered DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 commercial satellite into orbit after launching the spacecraft from Space Launch Complex-2 at 11:51 a.m. PDT here today. United Launch Alliance provided the launch services for this mission on behalf of Boeing Launch Services. Delta II rockets previously launched both the Quickbird-2 mission in October 2001 and the WorldView-1 mission in September 2007 for...

2009-08-05 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed environmental testing for the WorldView-2 remote sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe and has begun post-environmental performance testing. WorldView-2 is the third satellite Ball Aerospace has built for DigitalGlobe's constellation of commercial remote sensing satellites. The satellite is scheduled to launch October 6, 2009, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif....

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...

2008-09-26 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...

2008-08-06 09:00:33

LONGMONT, Colo. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite imagery provider, DigitalGlobe, has teamed up with an industry leader in expert modelling and simulation services, AEgis Technologies Group, to provide NBC Universal with access to a 3D digital model of Beijing during the network's broadcasts of the Olympic Games. This is the first time this ground-breaking technology has been leveraged to develop highly accurate 3D simulation quickly for NBC's coverage of the Olympics....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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