1. DigitalGlobe, GeoEye plan smaller satellite fleet - Space Flight Now
The merger of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, the two leading commercial imagery suppliers to the U.S. intelligence community, will save the companies up to $1.5 billion by streamlining operations, shrinking their satellite constellations, and deferring the launch of a new spacecraft, officials said.
"Geography matters as much as ever, despite the digital revolution, says Patrick Lane." This special report includes nine articles.
Just as Northern Virginia loses one headquarters, it could gain another if Matt O’Connell has his way. The chief executive of Herndon, Virginia-based GeoEye, Inc. plans to kick off a new technology venture in the region as soon as his company sells to a core competitor.
Though happy to see Nokia’s mapping business get a nod from Apple, CEO Stephen Elop says there is a lot more to his company’s bet on location services than just a mapping app that work
What I realized is that mapping the world is a staggering, gigantic, vast, inconceivably huge and ambitious project. It represents years and years of hand-tuning and manual effort.