On 18 December 2014, leading global provider of high-resolutionearth observationdata DigitalGlobe announced the extension of the useful lives of two of its satellites, namely WorldView-1 and WorldView-2.
DigitalGlobe Inc has struck a deal to buy GeoEye Inc for $453 million, creating the world's largest provider of commercial satellite imagery. These two companies are the only suppliers of commercial satellite imagery to U.S. spy and military agencies. They are joining forces ahead of drastic cuts expected in the U.S. defense budget. Moreover, the combined company aims to prompt its commercial and international trade in an attempt to reduce dependence on the U.S. government.
DigitalGlobe today announced that the elevationdata gathered from its latest high-resolutionsatellite, WorldView-2, has been verified as accurate within 30 centimeters by PhotoSat based on data collected by MWH