Frequently Asked Questions

This transaction will result in greater opportunities for you, our valued customers. By bringing together the imagery collection, processing and analytic capabilities of both companies, we are better able to serve your evolving needs. As one company, we can leverage our unique strengths to continue delivering on our promises to you and help you solve your most complex problems, enabling you to save time, money and lives. DigitalGlobe is firmly positioned to deliver the information, imagery, and geospatial analysis that you require, when you require it, all within your existing workflows.

This is a legal term that is used when the companies involved in a combination have satisfied the necessary closing conditions outlined in their combination agreement and have received appropriate government approvals to complete the combination. Plainly, it means that this is the first day when we legally operate as a combined company. Now that the combination is complete, we can move from "planning" to "implementation" of the combination.

Moving forward, we remain committed to delivering customer value with the same level of innovation and service that you have come to expect. Given our complementary businesses and shared commitment to customer service, we expect a smooth transition. There very well may be changes coming in the near future, and we will work to communicate those changes to you in the most appropriate and timely way possible.

DigitalGlobe is devoted to the empowerment of our reseller community, and it is our goal to enable our partners with an expanded portfolio in the earliest possible timeframe. We will notify you of our progress as we work to integrate the portfolio.

There will be no immediate changes to existing reseller programs. Resellers should continue to purchase products and services as per their existing agreements. Resellers should contact their assigned Sales representative with any questions regarding reseller contracts.

DigitalGlobe will be reviewing all agreements and will be in contact directly regarding any terms that may be affected by the DigitalGlobe/GeoEye combination.

Your current salesperson for DigitalGlobe and GeoEye will remain your day-to-day contact for now, and, as always, you should feel free to reach out to them with any questions. In an effort to simplify the way we do business together, if you are both a customer of GeoEye and DigitalGlobe, we will be identifying a new DigitalGlobe primary point of contact for you. Your primary point of contact will then get in touch with you once this process is complete. This will occur as soon as possible after the new DigitalGlobe combination.

There will be no immediate changes to the existing ordering policies. Please continue to purchase products and services per their existing policies, terms, and conditions. We will communicate any changes in advance.

DigitalGlobe remains committed to offering the same outstanding products and services that you have come to expect and is positioned to offer you an expanded portfolio in the future.

Over the coming months, we will be examining our portfolio in order to maximize the value to you, our customers and partners. We will notify you well in advance of any changes made to the portfolio to ensure as smooth a process as possible.

There is no change to pricing at this time. We remain committed to offering you compelling value, and we will communicate any future product enhancements and pricing updates well in advance.

On February 4th, 2013, DigitalGlobe announced that its previously planned construction program related to its third WorldView-class satellite remains on track. DigitalGlobe confirmed that it plans to complete WorldView-3 on its original schedule to be ready for launch in mid-2014 in order to meet the requirements of its Enhanced View contract with the U.S. government. That contract calls for completion and launch of WorldView-3, which will offer the most spectral diversity available commercially and be the first to offer multiple Short-Wave Infrared bands that allow for accurate imaging through haze, fog, dust, smoke and other air-born particulates. DigitalGlobe's largest customer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has confirmed the requirements of DigitalGlobe's EnhancedView contract remain unchanged.

DigitalGlobe intends to complete the construction of GeoEye-2 in 2013 and to preserve it as a ground spare to meet customer demand or as a replacement for other on-orbit satellites. Previously, GeoEye had expected to launch GeoEye-2 in 2013.

Jeff Tarr is the President and Chief Executive Officer. DigitalGlobe will continue to be headquartered in Colorado. We will also retain large and important presences in Missouri and Virginia and maintain offices in other locations around the globe.

General Howell Estes is the Chairman of the Board of Directors

We will continue to keep you updated as we move forward, and encourage you to visit our new website dedicated to the combination at www.digitalglobe.com/combination. We will continue to update this site – it is your best resource for information on the progress of the combination efforts and their effects.