Launched Oct 18, 2001, the QuickBird satellite was the first in a constellation of spacecraft that DigitalGlobe is developing that offers highly accurate, commercial high resolution imagery of Earth.
QuickBird is a very high resolution satellite that was launched in 2001. QuickBird is owned and operated by DigitalGlobe and collects image data down to a pixel resolution of 0.61 m.
Onboard sensors can point both along and across the satellite track, providing a revisit capability of 1-3.5 days depending on latitude.
The satellite simultaneously captures 0.61 m panchromatic (black & white) and 2.44 m multispectral (colour) digital imagery. The panchromatic and multispectral datasets are available separately or can be purchased as combined (pan-sharpened) 0.61 m multispectral imagery.
|Resolution||Panchromatic 61 cm (nadir)
Multispectral 2.44 m (nadir)
|Swath Width||16.5 km at nadir|
|Archive Availability||Possible archive from 2002|
|Minimum area of purchase||25 sq kms from archive (5 km x 5 km)
100 sq kms depending on product chosen for Select Tasking
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