Eastman Kodak has joined the Space Imaging company formed by Lockheed to operate a commercial remote-sensing satellite system, starting in 1997. The satellites will generate 1m-resolution digital images for the production of data products for a market which is forecast to be worth $5 billion in 2000. Japan's Mitsubishi has also joined Lockheed. The competitive Eyeglass project, formed by Orbital Sciences and GDE Systems, has been hit by the withdrawal of Litton Industries' Itek division.
Source: Flight International