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GeoEye to Launch World's Highest Resolution Commercial Earth-Imaging Satellite Sept. 4, 2008

Se opsendelsen af GeoEye på nettet!

See the launch of GeoEye on the Net!


GeoEye-1 Satellite Launch to be Broadcast on the Internet

DULLES, Va., Aug. 29 -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY),a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announcedtoday the launch of the world's highest resolution, commercial Earth-imagingsatellite is scheduled for Sept. 4, 2008, from Space Launch Complex-2 atVandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California. The planned launch time is11:50:57 a.m. PDT (2:50:57 p.m. EDT). A Flight Readiness Review was conductedon Aug. 28 and the launch vehicle, launch range, the GeoEye-1 satellite, andall other program elements are ready for launch.

GeoEye-1 will be lifted into a near-polar orbit by a 12-story-tall UnitedLaunch Alliance Delta II 7420-10 configuration launch vehicle. The launchvehicle and associate support services were procured by Boeing LaunchServices. The GeoEye-1 satellite is expected to deploy the spacecraftapproximately 58 minutes after liftoff and will reach its proper orbit about90 minutes after launch. In order to achieve the proper orbit, the launchwindow will only be open for 84 seconds. Once in orbit, GeoEye-1 will undergosystem calibration and testing. The company expects to offer imagery andproducts to customers in the mid- to late-October timeframe.


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