GeoEye now world’s largest commercial satellite imagery company

Orbimage, Inc. recently finalized its acquisition of Denver-based Space Imaging, Inc., and the two companies will now combine to do business as GeoEye. In early 2007, the company is still planning to launch OrbView-5, a new satellite which will be able to capture panchromatic and multispectral imagery with a ground resolution of 0.41 meters, which they claim will be the highest commercial resolution in the world. GeoEye will now also provide imagery from Space Imaging’s main satellite sensors, IKONOS and the Indian Remote Sensing satellite sensors, along with their own OrbView satellites.

Via Directions Magazine