PARIS — Earth imagery supplier DigitalGlobe has won an eight-month extension of its contract with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under which NGA will continue purchasing WorldView-1 satellite data through March 31, 2010, DigitalGlobe announced June 29. The contract terms call for NGA to pay DigitalGlobe $12.5 million per month — the same rate as under the previous contract — or $100 million over the full eight-month extension period, the company said.

Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe said that under the revised contract, which was signed June 25, NGA has secured an option to further extend its Service Level Agreement with DigitalGlobe through Dec. 31, 2010, with the same payment terms.

Meanwhile, DigitalGlobe said its WorldView-2 satellite remains scheduled for launch aboard a Boeing Delta 2 rocket in September or October.

Peter B. de Selding was the Paris bureau chief for SpaceNews.