The high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, capable of discerning objects on the Earth’s surface as small as 0.25-meter (9.75 inch) in size, known as GeoEye-2 is almost ready to start orbiting.
Namely, Lockheed Martin will begin the integration of the satellite by the end of the month. The integration will be followed by installation and testing of satellite components, and hopefully, the project delivery at the beginning of 2012.
According to the Bill Schuster, GeoEyes chief operating officer, the project is ahead of schedule.
However, people from the Lockheed Martins
According to the Allen Anderson, GeoEye-2 program director, the completion of the propulsion system installation and the start of vehicle integration is a next critical step in this project.