DigitalGlobe Announces Launch Date for WorldView-1

Satellite Delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base LONGMONT and BOULDER, Colo. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., ITT Corporation and DigitalGlobe, the provider of the world's...


Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company's technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe is the only geospatial content provider to take an end-to-end approach to geospatial imagery, from acquiring proprietary high-resolution images through a leading-edge satellite and aerial network, to integrating and distributing that data through GlobeXplorer, a proprietary web-based search and retrieval system that makes it easy to find, purchase and download global imagery. DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite is the world's highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company's next-generation WorldView-1 satellite is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and its WorldView-2 satellite is anticipated to launch in late 2008. The company's updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over two hundred million square kilometers of QuickBird imagery and an extensive global library of aerial imagery suited to countless mapping and planning needs.

About Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (http://www.ballaerospace.com) develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications that support critical missions for the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. Ball Aerospace is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products for beverage, food and household customers. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 15,500 people worldwide and reported 2006 sales of $6.6 billion.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation (http://www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Corporation stock is traded on the Euronext and Frankfurt exchanges.

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