Lockheed Martin to begin engineering, manufacturing GeoEye-2

  • 16-Mar-2010 05:15 EDT
prnphotos090574-GEOEYE-2.jpg

When launched in late 2012, GeoEye-2, shown orbiting above the Earth in an artist’s sketch, will provide the world's highest resolution and most accurate color imagery to government and commercial customers. (GeoEye/Lockheed Martin Space Systems)

GeoEye Inc., a provider of satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, selected Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. to build GeoEye-2, the next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite system. Lockheed Martin has already begun purchasing long-lead material and labor for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of the satellite and the associated command and control system. GeoEye-2 will be the same class of satellite as GeoEye-1 but will benefit from improvements including enhanced tasking capabilities and the ability to collect more imagery at a faster rate. When launched in September 2008, GeoEye-1 was the world's highest resolution, commercial Earth-imaging satellite. ITT Corp.'s Geospatial Systems Division has begun advance work on the camera for GeoEye-2, which is expected to launch in late 2012.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-08
While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2016-10-20
The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-10-20
Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.
2017-01-26
Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft.”

Related Items

Book
2010-06-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Standard
1994-03-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12