WorldView-3

Distribution Rights : Canada

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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 Internal Use License AgreementPDF182.86 KB
DigitalGlobe Evaluation License AgreementPDF171.42 KB
DigitalGlobe Subscription Services License AgreementPDF236.96 KB
DigitalGlobe Group License AgreementPDF187.08 KB
WorldView-3 Data SheetPDF835.36 KB
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB