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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observing|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|