On November 11th, DigitalGlobe successfully launched its latest satellite, WorldView-4, into space from Vanderberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-4 will join its existing sister satellite, WorldView-3, in imaging 680,000 square kilometers (sq km) of data at 31-centimeter (cm) panchromatic and 1.24-meter (m) multispectral resolution per day.
Apollo Mapping is excited to see another DigitalGlobe satellite launch, doubling our 30-cm collection capacity. DigitalGlobe calibrates its satellites faster than anyone else in the industry so we expect WorldView-4 will be ready to go by Q1 2017!
Here is a summary of the key specifications of WorldView-4:
- Launch Date: November 11, 2016, 18:30 UTC (formerly known as GeoEye-2, but significantly overhauled before launch)
- Spectral Bands:
- 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and near-infrared)
- Sensor Resolution:
- At nadir – 31-cm panchromatic & 1.24-m multispectral
- 20° off-nadir – 34-cm panchromatic & 1.38-m multispectral
- 56° off-nadir – 1-m panchromatic & 4-m multispectral
- Revisit Frequency: (at 40°N)
- 1 day (≥ 56° off-nadir)
- Daily Collection Capacity:
- 680,000 sq km
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about WorldView-4 and the other high resolution satellites with which we work, check out our website gallery here or send us an email at [email protected].