WorldView-2

Distribution Rights : Canada

Revolutionary High-Resolution 8-band Multispectral Imagery

WorldView-2

WorldView-2, launched October 2009, is the first high-resolution 8-band multispectral commercial satellite. Operating at an altitude of 770 kilometers, WorldView-2 provides 46 cm panchromatic resolution and 1.85 meter multispectral resolution. WorldView-2 has an average revisit time of 1.1 days and is capable of collecting up to 1.2 million square kilometers of 8-band imagery per day, greatly enhancing the DigitalGlobe multispectral collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection.

The WorldView-2 system, offering incredible accuracy, agility, capacity and spectral diversity, allows DigitalGlobe to substantially expand its imagery product offerings to both commercial and government customers.

SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS
SATELLITE DESCRIPTION WorldView-2 is the first high-resolution 8-band multispectral commercial satellite.
PRIMARY MISSION  High resolution land observation
INSTRUMENT TYPE  High resolution optical
Multispectral; 9-channel VIS/NIR radiometer with one panchromatic channel and 8 multi-spectral
REVISIT TIME 1.1 days
RESOLUTION CLASS  High Resolution: 0.46 m (panchromatic), 1.84 m (multi-spectral)
SWATH WIDTH  16.4 km
DATA COLLECTION CAPACITY 975K km2/day
COVERAGE PER CYCLE Global coverage in six months
LAUNCH DATE  2009-10-01
ORBIT Sun-synchronous orbit
ALTITUDE  770 km
SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS  Panchromatic: ​447 - 808 nm
8 Multispectral:
  Coastal: ​396 - 458 nm
  Blue: ​442 - 515 nm
  Green: ​506 - 586 nm
  Yellow: ​584 - 663 nm
  Red: ​624 - 694 nm
  Red Edge: ​699 - 749 nm
  Near-IR1: ​765 - 901 nm
  Near-IR2: ​856 - 1043 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
WorldView-2 Data SheetPDF1.48 MB