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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.

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    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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