Space Imaging, the world’s leading
provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government
markets, announced today the appointment of Jim Roper to director of
Defense/Intelligence Solutions Sales and John Lee to director of Civilian and
Commercial Solutions Sales. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Jim Roper, director of Defense/Intelligence Solutions Sales, leads the
team responsible for expanding our business base and sales within the
Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies. Roper has more than
17 years experience in the high-tech, telecommunications and software
industries, both in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Space
Imaging, Roper was director of sales for the Network Operations Software
division of Lucent Technologies. Prior to Lucent, Roper held various sales
and sales management positions at Jones Cyber Solutions, Oracle Corporation,
Tandem Computers and EDS. Roper holds a bachelor of art’s degree from the
University of Puget Sound.

John Lee, director of Civilian and Commercial Solutions Sales, manages a
team of five regional sales managers who provide enterprise GIS and imagery
solutions to North American customers. Lee has more than 20 years of sales
and business development experience in the GIS industry. Prior to joining
Space Imaging, Lee was director of Worldwide Product Distribution for
DigitalGlobe where his reseller channels included Asia Pacific, Europe, North
America, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Before that Lee was program
manager for Unisys working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on GIS data
warehousing and database Web development. Lee holds a master’s of science
degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University.

“Jim and John bring high-caliber skills and experience to our Solutions
Sales team. They both are dedicated to the customer-centric focus Space
Imaging is devoted to,” said Gene Colabatistto, Space Imaging’s executive vice
president of Solutions. “Space Imaging is poised and ready as government and
commercial entities more fully integrate GIS systems into their
decision-support processes. Our professionals offer service expertise in many
GIS imagery applications such as forestry, fire and ecosystems; national
security; airports and harbors; and local and regional governments.”

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is the premier provider of satellite imagery enabling
businesses, governments and individuals to better map, measure, monitor and
manage the world in which we live. Based near Denver, Colo., Space Imaging
radically transformed the Earth information market when in 1999 it launched
IKONOS, the world’s first commercial high-resolution imaging satellite.
Today, Space Imaging’s products are the cornerstone of the remote-sensing
industry. The company supplies the highest quality, most accurate, visual
information about the planet’s changing natural and cultural features. Space
Imaging’s customer-centric business lines include imagery from satellites and
aircraft, decision-support geospatial solutions, and direct access to its
satellites for corporations and governments. With expected 2003 revenues over
$200 million, Space Imaging is a privately held company with partners,
resellers and 13 affiliate ground stations around the world. For more
information on products and services, please visit .