HERNDON, Va., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading provider of geospatial information and insight, announced that it has successfully passed a major milestone for the development of the GeoEye-2 satellite under the EnhancedView program. GeoEye's completion of this milestone triggers the $111 million cost-share payment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This critical milestone demonstrates the company's capabilities to meet all of the U.S. government's EnhancedView program requirements, on time and under this firm-fixed-price contract.
Matt O'Connell, GeoEye's CEO and president, said, "This is a terrific achievement by our team and a great confirmation of our strong partnership with the NGA, especially during these uncertain economic times. We look forward to providing the NGA with the highest resolution color imagery from GeoEye-2, which will be an important long-term security asset to the DoD and the intelligence agencies of the United States."
"GeoEye-2, designed and built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, includes market-leading technology features, such as robust tasking capabilities, faster imagery collection rates and a new state-of-the-art, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems camera," said Carl Alleyne, GeoEye's vice president of Engineering.
About GeoEye GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 750 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.
To view the GeoEye-2 launch site, log onto: http://launch.geoeye.com/.
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