ORBIMAGE awarded USGS contract for commercial satellite imagery

ORBIMAGE awarded USGS contract for commercial satellite imagery

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ORBIMAGE Inc., the Dulles, VA-based satellite imaging company, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantify (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and its partner agencies with high- resolution commercial satellite imagery from its OrbView-3 satellite. The award to ORBIMAGE is based on a period of one year, with two additional one- year options. The program under which the USGS has awarded this contract has a total estimated worth of up to $15 million over three years.

This IDIQ contract was designed as a vehicle for the USGS to coordinate the purchase of high-resolution imagery from ORBIMAGE. Under the agreement, volume discounts and more flexible licensing terms are provided to support the expanded use of commercial imagery and sharing of data among the USGS and its civilian Federal partner agencies.