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WorldView-Scout 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

DigitalGlobe, TAQNIA and KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) have formed a joint venture to develop a network of six or more small satellites that will be eventually be able to revisit key areas of the globe 40 times a day.

The satellites will collect imagery with a resolution of 80 cm, which will complement the 30 cm high-resolution imagery that DigitalGlobe offers with its four existing satellites.

KACST will own 50% of the imaging capacity within Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region, while DigitalGlobe will have the rights to the other 50% of that capacity, and 100% of the capacity outside that region.

KACST will build, integrate and launch the satellites. The six small satellites are due to be launched in late 2018 or early 2019.

Nation: USA, Saudi Arabia
Type / Application: Earth observing
Operator: DigitalGlobe, TAQNIA, KACST Space Research Institute
Contractors: KACST Space Research Institute
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Power: Solar arrays, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
WorldView-Scout 1 - 2019 with ?
WorldView-Scout 2 - 20xx with ?
WorldView-Scout 3 - 20xx with ?
WorldView-Scout 4 - 20xx with ?
WorldView-Scout 5 - 20xx with ?
WorldView-Scout 6 - 20xx with ?