DigitalGlobe, the only producer of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery in the U.S., is now able to sell higher-quality products and is on a better footing to compete internationally with Airbus and other companies, thanks to regulatory relief provided by the Commerce Department (see page 34). For the last 14 years, DigitalGlobe was limited to selling black-and-white images with no better than 50-cm (20-in.) resolution; but now the company may sell images with 40-cm resolution. It ...

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