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.
The status of this project is unclear - possibly it has been cancelled.
|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 ?|