The DigitalGlobe WorldView-1 spacecraft—a major U.S. space program milestone that finally merges military and commercial space technology—will target its first operational images for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) by mid-October. China is also checking out a new imaging reconnaissance satellite this week, while the launch of Israel’s first imaging radar reconnaissance satellite on an Indian booster has been delayed until October. All of the missions are part of a surge ...

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