WorldView-2 was launched on Oct 8, 2009 in California. WorldView-2 is currently the only sub-metre satellite to offers 8-band multi-spectral imagery, along with increased agility, accuracy and stereo capability.
On October 8th 2009, WorldView-2 was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base California and was declared fully operational on January 6th 2010. This new satellite is capable of collecting up to 975,000 sq km of imagery per day and will effectively double the DigitalGlobe collection capacity.
The WorldView-2 system offers unsurpassed accuracy, agility, capacity and spectral diversity. WorldView-2 is distinctive in that it captures high resolution imagery with eight spectral bands, as compared to the usual four band satellite range.
With the additional four spectral bands, WorldView-2 offers unique opportunities for remote sensing analysis of vegetation, coastal environments, agriculture, geology and many others.
|Resolution||Panchromatic 50 cm (at nadir)
Multispectral 2.0 m (at nadir)
|Nominal Swath Width||16.4 km at nadir|
|Products||Available as a 3 band, 4 band or 8 band product|
|Archive Availability||Possible archive from 2009 onwards|
|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 per pixel|
Land use and planning
Utility corridor mapping
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas