GeoEye-1 Imagery Certified by NGA
[Satellite Today 02-24-09] The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has certified imagery from the GeoEye-1 as meeting NGA’s requirements for quality, accuracy and resolution, GeoEye announced Feb. 22.
The satellite, placed in orbit in September by Boeing, provides black-and-white imagery with a ground resolution of 0.41 meters and multi-spectral imagery at 1.65-meter resolution.With the certification, GeoEye will recognize revenues of $12.5 million per month under the terms of a service contract signed with the NGA in December. GeoEye won a $500 million contract with NGA in September 2004 for imagery under the NextView program.
“Now that GeoEye-1 is fully commissioned, we can assure our customers in the United State and overseas they will have access to a continuous supply of high-quality imagery well into the next decade. We are already working on the advanced camera and camera electronics for GeoEye-2 and look forward to continuing to serve NGA with next-generation capabilities,” GeoEye COO Bill Schuster said in a statement.