GeoEye-1 is a very high resolution satellite launched in 2008 from Vandenberg Airbase and is owned and operated by Maxar Technologies. The satellite collects image data down to a pixel resolution of 0.41m.
This agile satellite can rotate or swivel forward, backward or side-to-side with robotic precision and has a revisit capability of 1-3 days depending on latitude. GeoEye-1 simultaneously captures 0.41m panchromatic (black & white) and 1.65m multispectral (colour) digital imagery.
The panchromatic and multispectral datasets are available separately or can be purchased as combined (pan-sharpened) 0.41m multispectral imagery.
This satellite imagery is used for a variety of purposes such as air and marine transportation, defense, disaster response, oil and gas exploration, mining exploration and production, mapping of remote regions, insurance and risk management, location-based services, agricultural crop management and much more.
Features and Benefits
- Can revisit any point on Earth every 3 days.
- Has a swath width of 15.2km at nadir.
- GeoEye-1 offers 3m geolocation accuracy, which means that customers can map natural and man-made features to within 3 metres of their actual location.
7 years (however still operational)
0.41m panchromatic (GSD)*
1.65m 4-band multi-spectral (GSD)*
*Ground Sample Distance
< 3m CE90 at nadir
Pan: 450-800 nm
Blue: 450-510 nm
Green: 510-580 nm
Red: 655-690 nm
Near IR: 780-920 nm
Yes – along track stereo
350,000 km² per day