Dulles, VA — ORBIMAGE Inc. (pinksheets: ORBM) announced that since December
27th it has been dedicating all of its available satellite imagery collection
time over South Asia for the collection of high-resolution imagery of areas
affected by the tsunamis. In support of US Government relief efforts and
research on the deadly phenomenon, ORBIMAGE has been providing daily updates to
Government officials and aid organizations on all relevant imagery collected by
its high-resolution imaging satellite after the tsunamis struck, as well as
imagery from before the events, which is important for comparison. Examples of
some of the OrbView-3 satellite imagery of the affected areas can be seen on
ORBIMAGE’s web site, http://www.orbimage.com/news/featuredimage.html

“I think everyone is deeply concerned for the welfare of everyone affected by
this tragic event,” said Matt O’Connell, ORBIMAGE’s CEO. “To support the relief
efforts of the US Government, and other international agencies, we’re doing our
part by allocating every available orbit we have to collecting imagery over the
damaged areas. Since the affected area is so large, satellite imagery is an
important tool for evaluating, measuring and mapping the extent of the tsunamis’

Since the tsunamis hit on Sunday, December 26th, ORBIMAGE has collected
approximately 19,000 square kilometers of imagery over Indonesia, India, Sri
Lanka and Thailand and will continue collecting daily for the next several
weeks. For maps of the current coverage area, contact
customer.support.@orbimage.com .


ORBIMAGE is a leading global provider of Earth imagery products and services,
with digital remote sensing satellites and an integrated worldwide image
receiving, processing and distribution network. In addition to the
high-resolution OrbView-3 satellite, ORBIMAGE operates the OrbView-2 ocean and
land multispectral imaging satellite and the SeaStar Fisheries Information
Service, which provides maps derived from essential oceanographic information to
aid in commercial fishing. ORBIMAGE also produces value-added imagery products
and advanced photogrammetric engineering services at its St. Louis facility. The
company distributes its products directly to the U.S. government for national
security and related mapping applications. Commercial sales are handled through
a worldwide network of value-added resellers, regional distributors, sales
agents, and select strategic partners. The company is currently building a
next-generation satellite, OrbView-5, which it plans to have in operation early
in 2007.

To find more information about ORBIMAGE, please see our web site at http://www.orbimage.com