September 19, 2014 10:42 PM ET

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Company Overview of DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Company Overview

DigitalGlobe, Inc. provides imagery and imagery information products and services in the United States and internationally. It offers satellite imagery contents, and elevation series of digital surface and terrain models, as well as analysis products and services to provide context and insight to imagery; Global Basemap, which allows customers to access imagery at various processing levels over its hosted network; and precision aerial imagery products consisting of digital aerial orthomosaic imagery. The company allows its customers in Direct Access Program, to directly task and receive imagery from its satellites. It also provides a range of on-and off-line distribution options, which enabl...

1601 Dry Creek Drive

Suite 260

Longmont, CO 80503

United States

Founded in 1993

1,235 Employees



Key Executives for DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $616.3K
Executive Vice President of Operations & Customer Experience
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $322.5K
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $322.5K
Senior Vice President
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $225.9K
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Age: 40
Total Annual Compensation: $313.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

DigitalGlobe, Inc. Key Developments

DigitalGlobe Announces Executive Changes

DigitalGlobe announced that Fred Graffam will become Interim Chief Financial Officer for the company, effective Sept. 3, 2014. He assumes responsibility for financial operations as the company continues its search for a successor to departing CFO, Yancey L. Spruill. Graffam has served as the company's Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis since July 2013. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, Graffam served as Senior VP of Finance - North America and Asia Pacific for Level 3 Communications from 2012 to July 2013. In this role, Graffam led all financial operations for Level 3's North America region with a particular focus on supporting growth and value creation for the business. Before serving at Level 3, Graffam spent 17 years with Comcast Corporation, serving as Senior VP of Comcast's Beltway Region from 2008 to 2011 and as Senior VP-Finance, West Division from 2002 to 2008. The transition of CFO responsibilities from Spruill to Graffam will be effective immediately, as Spruill departs to begin a new job outside DigitalGlobe.

First Images Taken with Exelis System on DigitalGlobes WorldView3 Satellite Released

DigitalGlobe has released the taken with the Exelis-built integrated, super-spectral imaging system on the, which launched last week from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The images, taken at 617 kilometers above earth, are of Madrid, Spain. Exelis built the integrated, super-spectral imaging system consisting of a telescope, sensor and shortwave infrared (SWIR) system, making WorldView-3 the first high-resolution commercial imaging satellite to feature such capabilities and allowing DigitalGlobe to expand its imagery product offerings. WorldView-3 collects imagery 31 centimeter resolution -- delivering 5 times the clarity of other commercial providers. With the most spectral diversity, the satellite’s SWIR bands will allow for accurate imaging through haze, fog, dust, smoke, and other airborne particulates. The new capabilities will help solve tough customer problems across a variety of applications, including accurate crop mapping; efficient site selection, exploration and environmental monitoring for the energy industry; and mineral identification and chemical measurements to support mining. Other imaging systems provided by Exelis include those on DigitalGlobe’s IKONOS, QuickBird, WorldView-1, GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite, planned for launch in mid-2016, will also carry an Exelis-built imager.

DigitalGlobe Announces the Launch of WorldView-3

DigitalGlobe announced the launch of WorldView-3, the company's sixth and advanced super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. The satellite launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch of WorldView-3 extends DigitalGlobe's commanding technological lead and will enable to help customers see through smoke, peer beneath the ocean's surface and determine the mineral and moisture content of the earth below - all with unprecedented clarity. WorldView-3 will collect super-spectral imagery at 0.31 meter resolution - delivering 5 times the clarity of the company's nearest competitor. In addition WorldView-3 will offer the most spectral diversity available commercially and will be the first to offer multiple shortwave infrared bands that allow for accurate imaging through haze, fog, dust, smoke and other air-born particulates. The satellite is also the only satellite to offer CAVIS, a cloud, aerosol, water vapor, ice and snow atmospheric correction instrument, which monitors the atmosphere and corrects data for an unprecedented level of consistency.

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