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DigitalGlobe Named Earth Observation Operator of the Year

Company Recognized at the 6th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Management in Paris

Longmont, Colo., September 17, 2009 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution, world-imagery products and services for defense and intelligence, government, and commercial clients, today announced that it has been named Earth Observation Operator of the Year by Euroconsult.

“The Awards for Excellence in Satellite Management recognize companies who have made a particularly strong impact on the satellite industry through their vision, growth, profit or innovation,” said Pac�me Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult. “This annual tradition at the World Satellite Business Week allows the industry to celebrate their accomplishment, and the overall success of the industry.”

Euroconsult is the leading global research and analyst firm specializing in the satellite sector. Its annual awards for Excellence in Satellite Management are considered the highest tribute in the satellite sector, awarded to companies for outstanding achievement in important categories that include Earth Observation Operator of the Year. Awards are presented each September in Paris at World Satellite Business Week, now in its 13th year. A jury of industry experts applies rigorous quantitative and qualitative standards to determine award winners.

“I am pleased to see DigitalGlobe recognized as the best-in-class global provider of commercial high resolution earth imagery products and services,” said Jill Smith, chairman and CEO of DigitalGlobe. “The addition of this award category is a nod to the growing importance of commercial earth observation, and validation of DigitalGlobe’s success in expanding and shaping this market.”

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) is a leading global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world-imagery products and services for defense and intelligence, government, and commercial clients. Sourced from its own advanced satellite constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses for government agencies, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology. With advanced collection sources and a comprehensive ImageLibrary containing more than 730 million square kilometers of imagery and imagery products, DigitalGlobe offers a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable clients to access and integrate imagery seamlessly into business operations and applications. For more information, please visit

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Written by DigitalGlobe. 17 September 2009

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