We have received quite a few emails about the status of DigitalGlobe’s recently launched 30-cm satellite, WorldView-4. And we are happy to report that calibration is moving forward as planned and imagery sales are expected to start in late 2017.
We also expect that the pricing for WorldView-4 will be exactly the same as it is for 30-cm WorldView-3 data given that DigitalGlobe pricing is based on resolution, not specific satellites.
In addition to the above update, we can offer this official statement from DigitalGlobe about the progress of WorldView-4:
Validation and calibration of WorldView-4 is taking longer than WorldView-3 because the new satellite is being deployed on our next-generation, cloud-based ground system. With greater predictability, faster throughput and increased processing and production capabilities, our new ground system is the most technologically up-to-date constellation backbone in the industry. When complete, our new system will deliver our best-in-class imagery sooner, improving on our commitment to maintaining the largest library of current imagery in the business. And increased efficiency means higher yields, which in turn means more imagery available in your AOI and improved ability to meet your new collection requests expeditiously.
You can find more information on WorldView-4 here on our website. If you have any additional questions about WorldView-4, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.