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Quickbird 2



Quickbird 2 was an American, privately owned (DigitalGlobe) Earth-imaging satellite that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 18:51 UT on 18 October 2001. It became operational after a few months of calibration and "ground-truth" checkouts to market high-resolution images. The 1.0 tonne satellite was capable of panchromatic images with a resolution of 0.61m and multispectral images of 2.4 m resolution. The last image was acquired 17 December 2014, somewhat more than a month prior to its re-entry.

Alternate Names

  • 26953
  • Quickbird2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-10-18
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 951 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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