Tuesday, September 15, 2009

GeoEye-1 Satellite Anniversary

GeoEye, Inc., a provider of satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, marked the one-year launch anniversary of GeoEye-1, the world's highest resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on September 6, 2008.

In celebration of the anniversary, GeoEye tasked the GeoEye-1 satellite to collect a half-meter resolution image of Madrid, Spain. The full high-resolution satellite image is featured on GeoEye's corporate home page.

GeoEye began delivering GeoEye-1 imagery to Google Inc. for both the Google Earth and Google Maps services in March. A sample of images from GeoEye-1, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt; Borneo, Indonesia; Cabo Polonio, Uruguay; and British Columbia, Canada can be seen at http://earth.google.com/geoeye/.

Plans are in development for GeoEye-2, another high-resolution satellite. GeoEye has contracted with ITT Corporation to build the GeoEye-2 high-resolution camera and electronics.


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