Raytheon Selected By DigitalGlobe For New Satellite Constellation

Raytheon Company, which has its satellite operations in El Segundo, said today that it has been selected by earth imaging satellite provider DigitalGlobe, to act as the payload provider for DigitalGlobe. Raytheon said it will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator, as part of a new contract with DigitalGlobe. DigitalGlobe is in the midst of deploying a new satellite imaging constellation, which will support multispectral and 30 cm imagery of the most rapidly changing areas on Earth every 20 to 30 minutes, according to the company.