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Orbit Logic to Add WorldView-3 to Direct Access Facility Planning Software

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2014
Orbit Logic | Greenbelt, MD
Read More About: remote sensing, worldview-3


Orbit Logic announced today a contract award from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to add DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 super-spectral, high-resolution imaging satellite into its Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System (DAF CPS) software.  The updated planning software will allow DigitalGlobe’s international Direct Access Program partners to task and receive imagery from WorldView-3, planned for launch in mid-August, in addition to the GeoEye-1, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2 satellites that are in service today.  Orbit Logic has supplied the collection planning software component for MDA’s Direct Access Facility since the inception of the program in 2006.

“Orbit Logic has provided planning software for the Direct Access Program for several years now, and we look forward to providing this next-generation capability for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite, which will deliver improved image collection capacity, resolution, and spectral diversity for government customers,”said Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic.

Proven over several years of commercial imaging satellite operations, Orbit Logic’s collection planning software performs high-fidelity satellite modeling and imagery collection planning, as well as contact scheduling, order tracking, recorder management and downlink planning.  Orbit Logic’s planning software solution for DAF CPS provides advanced planning algorithms, user-friendly GUIs, and detailed 2D and 3D maps to support the planning process and enhance operator situational awareness.

DigitalGlobe's Direct Access Program establishes trusted partnerships with select defense, intelligence and commercial customers to provide priority access to DigitalGlobe's constellation of high-resolution earth observation satellites. The program gives customers the ability to integrate DigitalGlobe satellites with their existing resources without the cost associated with direct satellite ownership.

About Orbit Logic
Orbit Logic (www.orbitlogic.com) specializes in mission planning, scheduling, and space situational awareness software products and solutions for aerospace and geospatial intelligence customers. Orbit Logic's operationally proven COTS products – Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation (CPAW), STK Scheduler, web-based Collection Feasibility Tool (CFT), UAV Planner, and its Sibyl and SpyMeSat mobile apps - create better plans faster with fewer resources, more insight, and less risk. Orbit Logic engineering services are available to configure, customize, and integrate these tools to provide turn-key operational solutions for your mission.

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

 

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

 

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. MDA’s established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDA.”

For additional information regarding this press release contact Alex Herz at 301-982-6233 or via email at alex.herz@orbitlogic.com

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