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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observing|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||493 km × 493 km, 97.50°|
|WorldView 1 (WV 1)||2007-041A||18.09.2007||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10C|