Press Release

DigitalGlobe Satellite Images Show Clean-Up And Repairs of World Trade Center and Pentagon Sites

By SpaceRef Editor
September 4, 2002
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b>Remarkable Detail Illustrates Sites One Year After Sept. 11

DigitalGlobe(TM) announced the
availability of QuickBird satellite images revealing the progress of clean-up
activities and restoration of the World Trade Center and Pentagon one year
after the September 11 attacks. The QuickBird photos may be used by the media
to illustrate current status of the attack sites. Imagery is available at no
cost but when used by the media, must be accompanied by credit to
DigitalGlobe.

Unsurpassed in detail, DigitalGlobe photos are the highest resolution
commercial satellite images in the world. Among the most notable details in
the Pentagon image are the windows and sides of the inner rings of the
Pentagon, as well as the building’s front entrance. The high resolution of
the image also clearly illustrates repairs being made to the Pentagon, in
addition to construction equipment in the restoration area. In the World
Trade Center image, tracks in the dirt left by clean-up vehicles are visible,
and individual trees can be counted across the street from Ground Zero. Road
markings and cars in parking lots and on the highways are clearly
distinguishable in both images.

DigitalGlobe will be hosting images of the World Trade Center and Pentagon
between now and September 18. The images will be available in a special
gallery on DigitalGlobe’s Web site: www.digitalglobe.com/gallery /. Media
interested in using these images may download them for free and must provide
attribution to DigitalGlobe.

QuickBird images have a resolution of 60 centimeters, the highest detail
available in any commercial satellite imagery in the world.

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 digitalglobe.com on-line imagery store, an Internet-based
global archive of geographic information available to commercial businesses.

SpaceRef staff editor.