GREENBELT, Md., June 18, 2013—Orbit Logic announced today a contract award from DigitalGlobe to integrate the GeoEye-1 satellite into Orbit Logic’s Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System (DAF CPS) software for DigitalGlobe’s Direct Access Program (DAP) customers. The new version of DAF CPS will integrate former GeoEye international ground station partners into standard DigitalGlobe DAP operations and will be available for deployment before the end of 2013. Under the contract, Orbit Logic will also upgrade legacy GeoEye headquarters planning software for integration with the DigitalGlobe headquarters planning processes and systems.
“Orbit Logic has provided planning software to both DigitalGlobe and GeoEye for several years, and we look forward to assisting in the merger of planning operations for the combined company,” said Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic.
Proven over several years of commercial imaging satellite operations, Orbit Logic’s collection planning software performs high-fidelity satellite modeling and imagery collection planning as well as contact scheduling, order tracking, recorder management and downlink planning. Orbit Logic’s planning software solution for DAF CPS includes map display, animation and 3D visualization in Systems Tool Kit (STK) from Analytical Graphics to enhance operator situational awareness.
DigitalGlobe's Direct Access Program (DAP) establishes trusted partnerships with select defense, intelligence and commercial customers to provide priority access to DigitalGlobe's constellation of high-resolution earth observation satellites. The DAP gives customers the ability to integrate DigitalGlobe satellites with their existing resources without the cost associated with direct satellite ownership.
Orbit Logic (www.orbitlogic.com) specializes in mission planning and scheduling solutions for aerospace and geospatial intelligence. Orbit Logic's operationally proven COTS products – Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation (CPAW), STK Scheduler, web-based Collection Feasibility Tool (CFT), UAV Planner, and Sibyl Satellite Tasking mobile app - create better plans faster with fewer resources and less risk for all mission phases. Orbit Logic engineering services are available to configure, customize, and integrate these tools to provide turn-key operational solutions for your mission.
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.
In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe, creating a company capable of providing greater value to customers through an integrated constellation and a broader set of products and services. For more information on the combination and its benefits, visit www.digitalglobe.com/combination.