DigitalGlobe(TM) announced that it
has entered into full commercial operations by offering its QuickBird imagery
products to the global marketplace. DigitalGlobe began selling products to
its Charter Club members in January and to resellers in March, and the company
is now making imagery available to all customers with the announcement of its
commercial market rollout. QuickBird images are unprecedented in terms of
resolution and quality.

“We took a phased approach to making our products available to the general
marketplace by first serving our select Charter Club members and then our
resellers,” said Herbert Satterlee, president and CEO for DigitalGlobe. “We
wanted to ensure all of our systems operated smoothly before we began selling
images to the public. The positive response we’ve received so far from the
entire industry has been overwhelming.”

Working closely with its global reseller network and through a direct
sales channel, DigitalGlobe serves the needs of customers with the
responsiveness and expertise the marketplace requires. Through its
partnerships with vendors of software for geographic information system (GIS)
and image analysis, processing and visualization, DigitalGlobe is set to
provide products customers can easily use with popular software packages.
QuickBird Imagery Products have use in a number of applications ranging from
transportation planning, environmental monitoring and facilities mapping to
agriculture assessments, defense and intelligence planning and forest mapping.

DigitalGlobe’s commitment to successful partnerships allows the company to
substantially expand the marketplace for remote sensing data and value-added
information products. “The level of energy we’re already feeling throughout
the industry is an indication of the growing acceptance of satellite imagery
as a viable and valuable information tool,” Satterlee stated.

The QuickBird satellite was launched in October 2001 to collect images of
the Earth at sub-meter resolution. Imagery collected by the satellite has
been filling DigitalGlobe’s digital archive and, by the end of 2002, will
represent a significant portion of the Earth’s surface. QuickBird imagery
that exists in DigitalGlobe’s archive is available for under $600. New
collections may also be ordered.

Customers interested in browsing DigitalGlobe’s archive for available
imagery may do so by accessing . Through a
simple search mechanism, users may identify candidate imagery by region,
state, city or other key word, and further qualify the search based on
collection date and image quality. Search results allow viewing of browse
imagery, key support data and map locations, which can then be used for
completing the order by contacting DigitalGlobe at 800-496-1225 (303-702-5561)
or by email at

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is an imagery and information company located in Longmont,
Colorado. DigitalGlobe is establishing a market leadership position by
providing the highest resolution satellite imagery product offering, the
greatest collection capacity, and the largest image size commercially
available. Currently, there are no plans to launch a comparable commercial
satellite until at least 2004. The company offers geographic information
products through its on-line imagery store, an Internet-based
global archive of geographic information available to commercial businesses.