WorldView-3

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WorldView-3

WorldView-3 enhances DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading constellation with the addition of 8 high-resolution SWIR bands as well as the 12 bands of CAVIS. With these additions, WorldView-3 is able to provide customers with dramatically more information in every image collected.

  • WorldView-3's 31 cm resolution, makes it the highest resolution commercial satellite in the world
  • SWIR – Short-Wave Infrared bands add spectral coverage to the invisible range
  • CAVIS – the CAVIS instrument brings an unprecedented level of consistency in data, paving the way to standardization of satellite imagery
SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS
SATELLITE DESCRIPTION WorldView-3 is the highest resolution multispectral commercial satellite.
PRIMARY MISSION  Very high resolution land imagery
INSTRUMENT TYPE Very high resolution optical
Multispectral; 9-channel VIS/NIR radiometer with one panchromatic channel and 8 multi-spectral
REVISIT TIME 1.0 days
RESOLUTION CLASS  Very high resolution: 0.31 m (panchromatic), 1.24 m (multispectral), 3.7 m (SWIR). Available commercially at 7.5 m.
SWATH WIDTH  13.1 km
DATA COLLECTION CAPACITY 680K km2/day
COVERAGE PER CYCLE Global coverage in six months
LAUNCH DATE  2014-08-13
ORBIT Sun-synchronous orbit
ALTITUDE  617 km
SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS  Panchromatic: ​445 - 808 nm
8 Multispectral:
  Coastal: ​397 - 454 nm
  Blue: ​445 - 519 nm
  Green: ​507 - 586 nm
  Yellow: ​580 - 629 nm
  Red: ​626 - 696 nm
  Red Edge: ​698 - 749 nm
  Near-IR1: ​765 - 899 nm
  Near-IR2: ​859 - 1039 nm
Dynamic Range 11 Bit for panchromatic and multispectral; 14 bit for SWIR. 
documents
DocumentTypeSize
DigitalGlobe Display and Media License AgreementPDF83.74 KB
DigitalGlobe FedGov License AgreementPDF86.89 KB
DigitalGlobe Group Project License AgreementPDF87.34 KB
DigitalGlobe Internal Use License AgreementPDF129.63 KB
DigitalGlobe Group License AgreementPDF132.67 KB
DigitalGlobe Evaluation License AgreementPDF178.04 KB
DigitalGlobe Subscription Services License AgreementPDF148.59 KB
WorldView-3 Data SheetPDF835.36 KB
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB