GeoEye-1

Distribution Rights : North America

High Resolution Commercial Optical Satellite

GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 set the standard for sub-half meter high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and offers unprecedented spatial resolution. It creates this accuracy by simultaneously acquiring 0.41-meter panchromatic and 1.65-meter multispectral imagery. The satellite can collect up to 700,000 square kilometers of panchromatic imagery per day (and up to 350,000 square kilometers of pan-sharpened multispectral imagery). And because of GeoEye-1’s detail and geospatial accuracy, it can be used to collect imagery in every commercial and government market sector.

SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS
SATELLITE DESCRIPTION GeoEye-1 set the standard for sub-half meter high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and offers unprecedented spatial resolution.
PRIMARY MISSION  High resolution land observation
INSTRUMENT TYPE  High resolution optical
Multispectral; 5-channel VIS/NIR radiometer with one panchromatic channel and 4 multi-spectral.
REVISIT TIME 2.6 days
RESOLUTION CLASS High Resolution: 0.41 m (panchromatic), 1.64 m (multi-spectral)
SWATH WIDTH  15.3 km
DATA COLLECTION CAPACITY 700K km2/day panchromatic
COVERAGE PER CYCLE Global coverage in six months
LAUNCH DATE 2008-09-06
ORBIT Sun-synchronous orbit
ALTITUDE  681 km
SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS Panchromatic: 450 - 800 nm
Multispectral:
  Blue: 450 - 510 nm
  Green: 510 - 580 nm
  Red: 655 - 690 nm
  Near-IR: 780 - 920 nm
Dynamic Range 11 Bit
documents
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General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB
GeoEye-1 Data SheetPDF1.53 MB