Launched Oct 18, 2001 and decommissioned on January 27th 2015, the QuickBird satellite was the first in a constellation of spacecraft that DigitalGlobe has developed that offers highly accurate, commercial high resolution imagery of Earth.
QuickBird was a very high resolution satellite that was launched in 2001 and decommissioned on January 27, 2015. QuickBird was owned and operated by DigitalGlobe and collected image data down to a pixel resolution of 0.61 m.
The satellite simultaneously captured 0.61m panchromatic (black & white) and 2.44m multispectral (colour) digital imagery. The panchromatic and multispectral datasets are available separately or can be purchased as combined (pan-sharpened) 0.61m multispectral imagery. As the satellite has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere after completing its 13 year mission in orbit, no new capture requests can be taken, however archive imagery from this satellite is still available.
|Resolution||Panchromatic 61 cm (nadir)
Multispectral 2.44 m (nadir)
|Swath Width||16.5 km at nadir|
|Archive Availability||Possible archive from 2002 - 2014|
|Programmable?||No longer available|
|Minimum area of purchase||25 sq kms from archive (5 km x 5 km)
Minimum width 5 km
Minimum segment length 5 km
|Dynamic Range||11 bits|
Land use and planning
Utility corridor mapping
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas