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2010-08-31 09:15:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing GeoEye's next-generation, high-resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite system known as GeoEye-2, has successfully completed on-schedule a System Requirements Review (SRR), an important program milestone that precedes the Preliminary Design Review. With launch scheduled to support start of operations in 2013, Lockheed Martin is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed price contract to support the...

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...

2010-08-23 15:33:00

DULLES, Va., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today it has been ranked 84th on FORTUNE Magazine's 2010 "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list. The full list and related stories will appear in the Sept. 6, 2010 issue and is online at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortunefastestgrowing/2010/index.html. (Logo:...

2010-08-09 16:35:00

DULLES, Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today it won a $3.8 billion contract award from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for increased commercial satellite-imaging capacity. This competitively awarded contract supports the EnhancedView program by providing products and services that will help meet the increasing geospatial intelligence...

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2010-07-28 07:27:47

An award-winning new website is using realtime imagery from ESA's Envisat satellite to provide a wealth of information on sea ice to aid safe passage through the treacherous waters of the Antarctic. Although remote, the Southern Ocean is an increasingly busy route for sea traffic. These seas are used more and more to conduct scientific research, transport freight, harvest fertile fishing grounds and carry tourists to experience one of Earth's last wildernesses. However, ever-changing pack ice...

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2010-07-14 10:29:54

NASA's GOES Project has just released a "movie" of satellite imagery showing the life and times of 2010's only June hurricane. From birth to death, the GOES-13 satellite kept an eye on the life and times of Hurricane Alex for two weeks in June, 2010. Hurricane Alex struggled for life for two weeks in June 2010, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) known as GOES-13 captured satellite images of the storm. Those satellite images were compiled into an animation by Dr....

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2010-06-21 13:20:00

The German TanDEM-X satellite has launched into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface. The radar spacecraft will fly into formation with an identical platform called TerraSAR-X launched in 2007. The pair will both measure the variation in height across the globe to an accuracy of better than six feet. Their digital elevation model will have a myriad of uses, such as helping military jets fly low to showing relief workers where an earthquake's damage...

2010-06-09 09:00:00

DULLES, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today that it has delivered the first commercial high-resolution airport database of Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad's Technical Services Division (MAHB). This product meets the new International Civil Aviation Organization's Area-2 and Area-3 reporting requirements and...

2010-06-08 13:31:00

DULLES, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today that it has imaged all 2010 FIFA World Cup venues located in South Africa. This year's international tournament is scheduled to take place June 11 - July 11 and marks the 19th anniversary of the games and Africa's first World Cup event. The high-resolution satellite image of Mbombela Stadium is featured on...

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2010-05-19 07:40:00

Scientists monitoring the US oil spill with ESA's Envisat radar satellite say that it has entered the Loop Current, a powerful conveyor belt that flows clockwise around the Gulf of Mexico towards Florida. "With these images from space, we have visible proof that at least oil from the surface of the water has reached the current," said Dr Bertrand Chapron of Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. Dr Chapron and Dr Fabrice Collard of France's CLS have been combining...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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