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WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor
DigitalGlobe's satellite WorldView-3 is an advanced fourth-generation satellite successfully launched on August 13, 2014 and will offer 0.31 meter resolution panchromatic band and 8 multi-spectral, 8 SWIR and 12 CAVIS bands.
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WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor (0.31m)
The WorldView-3 satellite sensor was licensed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to collect in addition to the standard Panchromatic and Multispectral bands, eight-band short-wave infrared (SWIR) and 12 CAVIS imagery. The satellite was successfully launched on August 13, 2014. Watch satellite launch.
WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor (0.31m)
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WorldView-3 will be the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite sensor operating at an expected altitude of 617 km. WorldView-3 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, 3.7 m short wave infrared resolution and 30 m CAVIS resolution. WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of <1 day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 km2 per day.
WorldView-3 will bear a strong resemblance to WorldView-2 launched on October 8, 2009 in terms of its performance characteristics. The WorldView-3 satellite sensor will benefit from significant improvements including cost savings, risk reduction, and faster delivery for its customers.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted a commercial Atlas V launch on Wednesday August 13, 2014 on behalf of Lockheed Martin, orbiting DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 Satellite sensor. The launch, which marked the first commercial Atlas mission to fly out of Vandenberg, occurred after a trouble-free countdown at 11:30 local time (18:30 UTC).
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.
WorldView-3 Satellite Imagery Gallery
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WorldView-3 Satellite Sensor Specifications
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