Space Imaging Opens Federal Sales Office in Reston, Virginia

Press Release From: Space Imaging
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Space Imaging, the world leader in providing Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, announced today the opening of a federal sales office in Reston, Va. The office is located at 12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 690, near the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and the US Geological Survey.

Space Imaging creates mapping products from a variety of satellite and aerial platforms and has extensive expertise in all security applications of imagery, including decision support tools for national and global security; military training; mission planning, 3-D modeling and simulation; disaster assessment and risk management; public diplomacy, humanitarian relief and emergency response; and facilities and environmental management.

"The Reston Federal Alliances' sales team is focused on federal and civil business development, military programs and intelligence, and homeland security applications," said Joe Dodd, vice president of Federal Alliances. "We work closely with customers at all levels of federal agencies to define custom requirements, identify critical infrastructures and provide decision support tools. We are very pleased to now have the Reston office as a home base, especially given its strategic location between two of our anchor customers -- NIMA and USGS."

"The Reston office will also serve as a staging point for Space Imaging's policy, public and legislative affairs issues," said Mark Brender, executive director of Government Affairs and Corporate Communications. "Our goal is to ensure there are wise forward-looking policies that encourage the government's use of commercial remote sensing technologies."

Congressman Jim Moran, 8th Congressional District of Virginia, commented, "I am pleased to see Space Imaging's remote sensing technology play an active role in the national security, federal, civil and homeland security sectors. Space Imaging's commitment to our government is apparent. High-resolution map accurate imagery products will help our government better serve the taxpayers across most federal agencies."

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products and services derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world's first one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, U.S. Landsat, and Canada's RADARSAT. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(TM)). For detailed information about Space Imaging, visit its Web site at .

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