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Worldview 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-048A

Description

WorldView 2 is an earth observation satellite operating at an altitude of 770 kilometers. WorldView 2 enables DigitalGlobe to offer half-meter panchromatic resolution and 1.8 meter multispectral resolution. The WorldView 2 system allows DigitalGlobe to substantially expand its imagery product offerings to both commercial and international customers with a more commercially desirable, higher performance product. Added spectral diversity provides the ability to perform precise change detection and mapping. WorldView 2 incorporates the industry standard four multispectral bands (red, blue, green and near-infrared) and also includes four new bands (coastal, yellow, red edge, and near-infrared).

The WorldView 2 telescope has a 110 cm aperture and flys at a higher altitude of 770 km. It provides the same panchromatic half-meter resolution imagery as WorldView 1, in addition to 1.8 meter multispectral resolution imagery.

Alternate Names

  • 40115
  • Worldview3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-08-13
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 2800 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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