DigitalGlobe Announces the Successful Launch of WorldView-3

DigitalGlobe Announces the Successful Launch of WorldView-3 
World's Most Advanced High-Resolution Commercial Satellite
LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 --  DigitalGlobe (NYSE:
DGI), a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth
observation and advanced geospatial solutions, today announced the
successful launch of WorldView-3, the company's sixth and most
advanced super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. The
satellite launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  
"The successful launch of WorldView-3 extends DigitalGlobe's
commanding technological lead and will enable us to help our
customers see through smoke, peer beneath the ocean's surface and
determine the mineral and moisture content of the earth below -- all
with unprecedented clarity," said Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive
Officer of DigitalGlobe. "We'd like to thank our customers, partners,
team members and investors for their support in bringing to the world
the new capabilities made possible with this success."  
WorldView-3 will collect super-spectral imagery at 0.31 meter
resolution -- delivering 5 times the clarity of the company's nearest
competitor. In addition WorldView-3 will offer the most spectral
diversity available commercially and will be the first to offer
multiple shortwave infrared (SWIR) bands that allow for accurate
imaging through haze, fog, dust, smoke and other air-born
particulates. The satellite is also the only satellite to offer
CAVIS, a cloud, aerosol, water vapor, ice and snow atmospheric
correction instrument, which monitors the atmosphere and corrects
data for an unprecedented level of consistency. 
"The unmatched abilities that WorldView-3 brings to our constellation
will enable us to provide our customers with information and insight
never before possible and advance our efforts to create a living
digital inventory of the earth," said Tarr.  
The satellite and atmospheric monitoring instrument called CAVIS were
built by Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL). Exelis (NYSE: XLS) built the
integrated, super-spectral payload consisting of a telescope, sensor
and shortwave infrared system, making WorldView-3 the first
commercial satellite to carry such capabilities. A United Launch
Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle provided by Lockheed Martin
Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) delivered the satellite in orbit. 
To learn more about WorldView-3, please visit  
About DigitalGlobe
 DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial
high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions
that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in
order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's
leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched
coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission
requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public
safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental
monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management,
navigation technology, and providers of location-based services
depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to
gain actionable insight.  
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