Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (ULA PR) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe launched at 11:30 a.m. PDT today from Space Launch Complex-3. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services procured the Atlas V for this mission. This is the fourth successful launch in six weeks and the 87th successful mission since ULA was formed in December 2006.
“Congratulations to our commercial mission partners Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services and Digital Globe for today’s spectacular launch of the Atlas V carrying the WorldView-3 satellite,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs. “The team’s dedication to mission success, one launch at a time, brought us to today’s successful launch, delivering WorldView-3 to provide the next generation in earth imaging capabilities for DigitalGlobe.”
DigitalGlobal PR — LONGMONT, CO – March 15, 2011 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, has contracted with Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services for the launch of WorldView-3.
Once launched, WorldView-3 will be the third WorldView-class satellite in DigitalGlobe’s constellation. The satellite is scheduled for launch in 2014. It will feature the same innovative technologies that have helped DigitalGlobe amass the largest high definition satellite image library in the world, and speed up the daily process of collecting, analyzing and delivering imagery and information to customers.