DigitalGlobe Announces Direct Access Agreement and Strategic Alliance with European Space Imaging and Space Imaging Middle East

LONGMONT, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 19, 2009 DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, today announced that it has entered into a direct access agreement and strategic alliance relationship for sales, marketing and customer support, with European Space Imaging (EUSI) and Space Imaging Middle East (SIME). The agreement is DigitalGlobe’s fourth international direct access program (DAP) agreement. The agreement provides for a direct access facility (DAF) to be located near Munich, Germany, and for joint sales and marketing of WorldView-1, WorldView-2 and other products and services within the European and Middle East markets. Commercial operations for the Munich DAF are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2010. Effective immediately, EUSI and SIME have also been appointed as authorized distributors of DigitalGlobe products and services for Europe and the Middle East.

The direct access and strategic alliance agreement is subject to receipt of pending U.S. Government regulatory approvals.

About DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) ( http:/ is a leading global provider of commercial high resolution world imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management as well as internet portals and navigation technology.

Our two high-resolution imagery satellites offer among the highest collection rates and resolution, and are capable of collecting nearly 1 million square kilometers per day. Upon the launch of WorldView-2, our third satellite, in September or early October 2009, our total collection capabilities are expected to increase to nearly 2 million square kilometers per day, with intra-day visits to those places of greatest interest to our customers.

With our collection sources, comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing 660 million square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products, we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

About European Space Imaging & Space Imaging Middle East

European Space Imaging (EUSI) is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany.

Working in close partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink.

Through the close cooperation with its parent company Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), EUSI’s customers benefit from fast access to data from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. As of today, EUSI’s data archives comprise of more than 15 million square kilometers of high-resolution satellite data.


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