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 WorldView-Scout 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 observation|
|Operator:||DigitalGlobe, TAQNIA, KACST Space Research Institute|
|Contractors:||KACST Space Research Institute|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|WorldView-Scout 1||-||20xx||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 ?|