DigitalGlobe Satellite Apparently Delayed
The Longmont company has said it anticipated launching its WorldView satellite "no later than 2006." A company spokesman said there isn't any change in that timetable. Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies is building the satellite.
But the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - which awarded DigitalGlobe a $500 million contract to build and operate the satellite - said the company has asked for a change in the timetable.
"DigitalGlobe has requested a schedule modification for the NextView program, and NGA is currently in negotiations with them for the changes," NGA spokesman Dave Burpee said in an e-mailed statement. "NGA is confident that DigitalGlobe will be able to maintain a launch in 2006."