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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
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