DigitalGlobe Successfully Completes First Phase of Remote Ground Terminal Expansion

LONGMONT, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 02, 2011 -- DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that it has activated its fourth new remote ground terminal (RGT) this year, completing the first phase of its RGT expansion initiative on-plan and on-schedule. The initiative, begun in 2010, calls for the construction and activation of seven new RGTs by mid-2012.

"I'm proud to say that we are executing flawlessly on our RGT expansion," said Walter Scott, executive vice president and chief technical officer at DigitalGlobe. "Once the expansion is complete, we will have added as much total capacity and refresh capability as if we had launched an entirely new satellite, but at a fraction of the cost and complexity. This will allow us to substantially increase the frequency and speed at which we can deliver refreshed imagery to our customers, and from a larger number of regions worldwide."

RGTs are used to download imagery data that has been captured by DigitalGlobe's constellation of satellites. As RGTs are added, satellites come into RGT range more often, allowing data to be downloaded more frequently. This effectively increases the total capacity for image collection, because satellite memory is freed more often, allowing each satellite to capture more imagery. Further, because imagery is being downloaded more frequently, the time span from image capture to final delivery to customers is also reduced. This fourth new activation brings the company's total number of RGTs to eight.

About DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth 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, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion 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. For more information, visit www.digitalglobe.com.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

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