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DigitalGlobe Asks NOAA to Modify Satellite Image Resolution Standards; Walter Scott Comments

SatelliteAirForceGPSDigitalGlobe has asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change its satellite image resolution requirements as the company seeks business opportunities in international markets, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

Colin Clark writes the company wants NOAA to lift the half-meter detail restriction on images and issue a license for developing a quarter-meter resolution technology.

Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe executive vice president and chief technical officer, told the website the company aims to respond to international market demand for a quarter-meter resolution of satellite images.

Scott also told Clark the company has received contract regarding a potential purchase of the GeoEye-2 satellite by the United Arab Emirates.

DigitalGlobe completed its merger with GeoEye earlier this year, aiming to increase revenue in commercial and international markets and be less dependent on U.S. government business.

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