WorldView-3 satellite launch planned August 13

23 May 2014

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Commercial Launch Services said it will launch the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft, placing it into orbit on August 13 for DigitalGlobe, a provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions.

WorldView-3 will be launched aboard an Atlas V. The launch is scheduled for 11: 29 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

LMCLS is the exclusive provider of Atlas rockets to all non-US government customers. With dedicated launch sites, unparalleled orbital insertion accuracy, and 116 consecutive successful launches to date, Atlas is unmatched for performance, reliability and schedule assurance.

WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite for earth observations and advanced geospatial solutions.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. Its website is at http://www.lockheedmartin.com.

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