GeoEye-1 is equipped with the most advanced technology, capabilities and support ever used in a commercial remote sensing system, including sensor-agnostic capabilities that allow us to merge raw data from a range of sensors to create superior, precise imagery products...GeoEye's centralized command and control ground station facility in Dulles, Virginia sends tasking and operating commands to GeoEye-1 and receives encrypted data downlinks. GeoEye operates or leases three other stations in Barrow, Alaska; Tromso, Norway; and Troll, Antarctica. The four ground stations provide the primary data reception needed due to the large volume of imagery that is captured by the satellite. The Thornton, Colorado regional operational facility serves as a back-up ground station for GeoEye-1.
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