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WorldView 1 (WV 1)

WorldView 1 [DigitalGlobe]

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., is teamed with DigitalGlobe, Longmont, Colo., to build DigitalGlobe's next-generation, commercial high-resolution imaging satellite, which will provide data under Digital Globe's NextView contract from the U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Once launched, WorldView 1 will be the world's only half-meter resolution commercial imaging satellite, capable of collecting images with 50-centimeter panchromatic resolution.

When combined with DigitalGlobe's existing QuickBird 2 satellite, the company's imaging constellation will be capable of collecting more than 4.5 times the imagery of any current commercial imaging system. By 2007, WorldView 1 alone will be capable of collecting up to 500,000 square kilometers per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite will also be equipped with state-of-the-art geo-location accuracy capability and will exhibit stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.  

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observing
Operator: DigitalGlobe
Contractors: Ball Aerospace
Equipment: WorldView-60 camera
Configuration: BCP-5000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 7.5 years
Mass: 2500 kg
Orbit: 493 km × 493 km, 97.50
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
WorldView 1 (WV 1) 2007-041A 18.09.2007 Va SLC-2W Delta-7920-10C

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