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WorldView-2 Satellite Sensor
The WorldView-2 sensor provides a high resolution Panchromatic band and eight (8) Multispectral bands; four (4) standard colors (red, green, blue, and near-infrared 1) and four (4) new bands (coastal, yellow, red edge, and near-infrared 2), full-color images for enhanced spectral analysis, mapping and monitoring applications, land-use planning, disaster relief, exploration, defense and intelligence, and visualization and simulation environments.
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WorldView-2 Satellite Sensor (0.46m)
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite sensor, launched October 8, 2009, provides 0.46m Panchromatic (B&W) mono and stereo satellite image data. Watch video of WorldView-2 satellite launch.
WorldView-2 Satellite Sensor (0.46m)
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With its improved agility, WorldView-2 is able to act like a paintbrush, sweeping back and forth to collect very large areas of multispectral imagery in a single pass. WorldView-2 alone is able to collect nearly 1 million km2 every day, doubling the collection capacity of our constellation to nearly 2 million km2 per day. And the combination of WorldView-2’s increased agility and high altitude enables it to typically revisit any place on earth in 1.1 days. When added to the satellite constellation, revisit time drops below one day and never exceeds two days, providing the most same-day passes of any commercial high resolution constellation.
The WorldView-2 imaging payload is the second such system engineered and manufactured by ITT Space Systems Division for DigitalGlobe. Once deployed, it will operate at an altitude of 770 kilometers, and the advanced on-board imaging system will capture pan-sharpened, multispectral images (with better than 0.46-meter resolution) from almost 500 miles above the Earth. These images supply unprecedented detail and geospatial accuracy, further expanding thefor satellite imagery in both commercial and government markets. Added spectral diversity provides the ability to perform precise and mapping.
In addition to numerous other technical improvements, WorldView-2 also has the ability to accommodate direct tasking, which will allow select customers around the world to load imaging profiles directly up to the spacecraft and execute delivery of the data directly down to their own ground stations.
Resolution restrictions have been relaxed
During June 2014 DigitalGlobe received permission from the US Department of Commerce to collect and sell imagery at the best available resolutions. Additionally, six months after WorldView-3 is operational DigitalGlobe will be permitted to sell imagery at up to 25 cm panchromatic and 1.0 m multispectral GSD. We applaud the US Government’s relaxation of satellite resolution restrictions, as it benefits our customers, and the industry in general.
Burma, Ragoon, Myanmar
Bin Kaneh, Iran
Destroyed Missile Facility
Palm Jumeirah Island
WorldView-2 Satellite Sensor Characteristics
Satellites Currently Operated by DigitalGlobe
Rapid Acquisition/Rush Tasking
Rush tasking orders for satellite image data around the world are accepted in support of live events, natural disasters, global security, and various other applications in which FAST delivery of image data is critical. In most instances, we can provide image data within 24 hours after the initial data has been acquired and delivered via FTP and DVD media. A Spanish version is also available at.
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