Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Selected to Launch DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Earth Imaging Satellite
DENVER, Colo., 03/15/2011 --
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], announced today that it has been chosen by DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) to launch that company's next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, WorldView-3, on an Atlas V rocket. The commercial imagery satellite is scheduled to launch in 2014 from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Jack Zivic, general manager of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, said, "We are gratified by DigitalGlobe's recognition of the overall value and unsurpassed reliability of the Atlas launch services solution. Our commitment to the accuracy and timeliness of the delivery and our dedication to the criticality of the mission match the needs and expectations of DigitalGlobe and its customers."
DigitalGlobe is a leading global content provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery solutions. The company supports the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in delivering increased commercial satellite-imaging capacity in support of NGA's EnhancedView program, which provides products and services that help meet the increasing geospatial needs of the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.
Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, which markets the Atlas V to commercial customers worldwide, is a unit of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.