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LockMary To Launch DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Earth Imaging Satellite

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Denver CO (SPX) Mar 18, 2011
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin, has announced that it has been chosen by DigitalGlobe to launch that company's next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, WorldView-3, on an Atlas V rocket.

The commercial imagery satellite is scheduled to launch in 2014 from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jack Zivic, general manager of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, said, "We are gratified by DigitalGlobe's recognition of the overall value and unsurpassed reliability of the Atlas launch services solution. Our commitment to the accuracy and timeliness of the delivery and our dedication to the criticality of the mission match the needs and expectations of DigitalGlobe and its customers."

DigitalGlobe is a leading global content provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery solutions.

The company supports the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in delivering increased commercial satellite-imaging capacity in support of NGA's EnhancedView program, which provides products and services that help meet the increasing geospatial needs of the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.

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