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Digital Globe Wins $500 Million Contract From NIMA

By | October 1, 2003

      DigitalGlobe, of Longmont, Colo., won a huge $500 million, five-year contract from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) to provide high-resolution imagery from the next series of U.S. commercial imagery satellites. Digital Globe won the contract in a two-phase bidding process that also included a proposal from Thornton, Colo.-based Space Imaging.

      NIMA officials said further discussions would take place with Space Imaging about a possible additional contract to allow that company to develop a follow-on system to provide NIMA another source of commercial imagery to mitigate the risk of any gap in geospatial coverage.

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