Herndon, US: GeoEye announced that it successfully passed a major milestone for the development of the GeoEye-2 satellite under the EnhancedView programme. GeoEye’s completion of this milestone triggers the USD 111 million cost-share payment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
According to the company’s press statement, this critical milestone demonstrates the company’s capabilities to meet all of the US government’s EnhancedView programme 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 colour 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.