Pentagon contract boosts satellite imaging capacity

DENVER, 27 July 2005. Space Imaging has been awarded a $5.88 million satellite imagery capacity contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

DENVER, 27 July 2005. Space Imaging has been awarded a $5.88 million satellite imagery capacity contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

This ClearView mid-year supplemental contract enables the NGA to acquire additional commercial imagery from Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite. Map accurate, high-resolution imagery from IKONOS is used to develop up-to-date maps for military users, support intelligence activities, military planning and operations, damage assessments, public diplomacy, and humanitarian assistance.

"Space Imaging is proud to have an operational role in ensuring that our national and homeland security interests are served through the reliable supply of IKONOS satellite imagery, geospatial products and services," said Robert Dalal, Space Imaging's CEO. "We are looking forward to executing this award to our customer's total satisfaction and to next year's ClearView option competition."

In January 2003, Space Imaging was awarded a ClearView contract of $120 million over the first three years of the five-year contract period.

Space Imaging is a provider of satellite imagery, enabling businesses, governments and individuals to better map, measure, monitor and manage the world in which we live. Based near Denver, Colo., Space Imaging transformed the Earth information market when in 1999 it launched IKONOS, the world's first commercial high-resolution imaging satellite. Today, Space Imaging's products support the remote-sensing industry. The company supplies the highest quality, most accurate, visual information about the planet's changing natural and cultural features. Space Imaging's customer-centric business lines include imagery from satellites, geospatial solutions for the defense and intelligence community, and direct access to its satellites for corporations and governments. For more information, see www.spaceimaging.com.

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