GeoEye

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Overview & HistoryGeoEye-1 SpecificationsPricing

On September 6, 2008 GeoEye launched the first of their second-generation high-resolution satellites, GeoEye-1. This satellite collects 41-centimeter (cm) panchromatic and 1.65-meter (m) 4-band multispectral (i.e. blue, green, red and NIR) imagery.

GeoEye-1 circles 681 kilometers (km) above our planet, reducing the satellite’s revisit time to less than 3 days. You can’t match this satellite’s clarity!

Launch Details
  • Launch Date: September 6, 2008, 3:50:57 PM PDT
  • Vehicle: Delta II
  • Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA
  • Expected Mission Life: 2015 – 2023 (7+ year design life; 15 years of fuel)
GeoEye-1 Components
  • Total Instrument Mass: 452 kg
  • Satellite Dimensions: 4.35 m x 2.7 m (solar array stowed); 1955 kg
  • Solar Array: 3862 W, 7 panels, 160 Ah battery
  • Control Systems:
    • 3-axis stabilized
    • Actuators: eight high-performance reaction wheels
    • Attitude measurement: two star trackers, sun sensor, scalable inertial reference unit, GPS
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 1 Terabit
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery downlink – 740 Mbits per second, X-band
    • Tasking & commands uplink – S-band
  • Focal Plane:
    • Panchromatic detector array – 37,544 pixels, 8 µm per pixel
    • Multispectral detector array – 9,386 pixels, 32 µm per pixel
  • Optical Sensor Assembly: 13.3-m focal length, 1.1-m aperture
Orbit Characteristics
  • Altitude: 681 km
  • Period: 98 minutes
  • Orbit Velocity: ~7.5 km per second
  • Inclination: 98°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous circular, north to south (across the lit side of Earth)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: 10:30 AM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
  • Observation Time: 14 minutes (time on lit side of Earth)
  • Revisit Frequency: (at 40° lat)
    • 2.1 days (35° off-nadir)
    • 2.8 days (28° off-nadir)
    • 8.3 days (10° off-nadir)
Imaging System
  • Spectral Bands:
    • Panchromatic
    • 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 41-cm panchromatic & 1.65-m multispectral
    • 28° off-nadir – 50-cm panchromatic & 2.0-m multispectral
    • 35° off-nadir – 58-cm panchromatic & 2.32-m multispectral
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 800
    • Blue – 450 to 510
    • Green – 510 to 580
    • Red – 655 to 690
    • NIR – 780 to 920
  • Dynamic Range: 11-bits
Collection Capabilities
  • Footprint Width: 15.2 km (at nadir)
  • Retargeting Ability: 20 sec (time to slew 200 km)
  • Daily Collection Capacity: 350,000 sq km, 700,000 sq km (panchromatic only)
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: < 4-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain)

Below is the least expensive, color GeoEye-1 data offered. Prices increase for new collections and data processing. Note that academic and volume discounts are available.

  • Data Source: archive (greater than 90 days old)
  • Minimum Order Size: 25 sq km (per area & date)
  • Product Type: georeferenced + natural color or 4-band
  • Price Per Sq Km: $17.50 (more detailed pricing can be found here)

For an exact quote, please contact our Sales Team at sales@apollomapping.com.