For immediate release: December 14, 2006
MDA Selected as Sole Supplier of Ground Station Solutions for DigitalGlobe's WorldView Customers
Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has been selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc., provider of the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery, as the exclusive supplier of ground station solutions offered by DigitalGlobe to international customers for its upcoming high resolution satellite program called WorldView.
As part of the agreement, MDA will provide DigitalGlobe's international customers with ground systems capable of programming, receiving and processing imagery from the WorldView satellites. These systems will be offered both as additions to existing satellite ground stations and as completely new ground stations. MDA is currently developing the system and the first installation is planned soon after the launch of WorldView 1.
Longmont, Colo.- based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company's technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite is the world's highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company's next-generation WorldView 1 is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and WorldView 2 is anticipated to launch in 2008. The company's updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred eighty million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.
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