WorldView-1 was launched on Sep 18, 2007. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-metre resolution imagery. WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting in-track stereo.
WorldView-1 was launched in September 2007 and is owned and operated by DigitalGlobe. The high-capacity, panchromatic (black and white) imaging system features half-metre resolution imagery.
Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometres, WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting up to 750,000 sq kilometres per day.
The satellite is also equipped with state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.
|Resolution||Panchromatic 50 cm (at nadir)|
|Nominal Swath Width||17.6 km (at nadir)|
|Bands||Pan: 400-900 nm|
|Archive Availability||Possible from September 18 2007|
|Programmable?||Assessed on a case by case basis|
|Minimum area of purchase||25 sq kms from archive (5 km x 5 km)
100 sq kms for Select Tasking
Minimum width 5 km
Minimum segment length 5 km
|Stereo available?||YES - along track stereo|
|Dynamic Range||11 bits per pixel|
|Applications||Provides highly detailed imagery for precise map creation, change detection and in-depth image analysis.
Allows the creation of accurate maps in remote areas, maximising the utility of whatever resources are available.
Mapping / Surveying
Utility Corridor Mapping
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas