Virginia-based GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company owns and operates three Earth-imaging satellites that collect millions of square kilometers of imagery every month. Two of the satellites, GeoEye-1 and IKONOS, take very high-resolution images that can see details on the Earth’s surface as small as 0.41-meters in size or about the size of home plate on a baseball diamond. The third satellite, OrbView-2, collects very broad areas of the Earth at low resolution. From its 705 Km-high orbit, it can image the entire Earth every day. Imagery from OrbView-2 is used for monitoring the oceans and landmass with a nominal resolution of 1.13 kilometers at nadir. OrbView-2 is also used for mapping chlorophyll in the seas and for understanding macro-changes over time in the vegetation on the land...
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GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's high resolution imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 534 employees, as of June 30, 2009, dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial, communications and information products, systems and services. The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. Additional information about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.