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WorldView-Legion 1, ..., 6

WorldView Legion [DigitalGlobe]

MDA's daughter company DigitalGlobe announced in early 2017 to build a next generation constellation of earth observation satellites called WorldView Legion to superceede the aging WorldView 1 and WorldView 2 satellites.

The satellites in this constellation shall be able to revisit some locations on Earth up to 40 times in a day.

The satellites will be built by SS/Loral, another daughter company of MDA, which will result in significant savings.

Six spacecraft of the WorldView-Legion constellation are planned to be on orbit in 2020/21 timeframe in a mix of sun-synchronous and mid-latitude orbits.

The initial constellation is to be orbited in 2021 on two Falcon-9 v1.2 rockets, which hints to three satellites on each launch vehicle.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observing
Operator: DigitalGlobe
Contractors: SS/Loral
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Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
WorldView-Legion 1 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 2, WorldView-Legion 3
WorldView-Legion 2 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 1, WorldView-Legion 3
WorldView-Legion 3 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 1, WorldView-Legion 2
WorldView-Legion 4 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 5, WorldView-Legion 6
WorldView-Legion 5 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 4, WorldView-Legion 6
WorldView-Legion 6 - 2021 Va / CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with WorldView-Legion 4, WorldView-Legion 5