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
DocumentTypeSize
DigitalGlobe Evaluation License AgreementPDF171.42 KB
DigitalGlobe Group License AgreementPDF187.08 KB
DigitalGlobe Internal Use License AgreementPDF182.86 KB
DigitalGlobe Subscription Services License AgreementPDF236.96 KB
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB
GeoEye-1 Data SheetPDF1.53 MB