SuperView-1

SuperView-1 is China’s high-resolution, multi-sensor 50-cm satellite constellation.

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SuperView-1 Satellite Imagery Samples


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The SuperView-1 Advantage

Multi-Sensor Constellation

With four identical satellites in orbit, SuperView-1 is committed to maintaining data continuity with its multi-sensor constellation.

Extensive Archive Coverage

SuperView-1 is making up for lost time by crisscrossing the planet to create a robust 50-cm archive with near global coverage.


Overview & HistorySuperView-1 SpecificationsPricing

SpaceWill launched the first two SuperView-1 satellites on December 26, 2016; and then on January 9, 2018 they launched two identical satellites into orbit. SpaceWill plans to launch a total of 16 satellites by the end of 2022. These include satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), video and even hyperspectral cameras. All four SuperView-1 satellites feature true 50-centimeter (cm) resolution panchromatic and 2-meter (m) 4-band multispectral imagery (i.e. blue, green, red and near-infrared [NIR]) – making it one of the few satellite constellations achieving these resolutions without resampling. With a plethora of satellites in orbit, SuperView-1 is collecting an extensive archive of 50-cm high-resolution imagery around the world.


Launch Details

  • Launch Date: 01/02 satellites, December 26, 2016, 03:23 UTC; 03/04 satellites, January 9, 2018, 03:26 UTC
  • Vehicle: Long March 2D
  • Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, Shanxi Province, China


SuperView-1 Components

  • Dimensions: 560 kg
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 2 terabytes
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery downlink – 2 channels at 450 Mb per second

Orbit Characteristics

  • Altitude: 530 km
  • Period: 97 minutes
  • Inclination: 98.13°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous orbit, north to south (across the lit side of Earth)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: 10:30 local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth; UTC)
  • Revisit Frequency: (at 40° lat)
    • 1 day (< 45° off-nadir)
    • 1.5 days (< 20° off-nadir)


Imaging System

  • Spectral Bands:
    • Panchromatic
    • 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 50-cm panchromatic & 2.0-m multispectral
    • 20° off-nadir – 59-cm panchromatic & 2.36-m multispectral
    • 30° off-nadir – 71-cm panchromatic & 2.84-m multispectral
    • 45° off-nadir – 1.2-m panchromatic & 4.8-m multispectral
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 900
    • Blue – 450 to 520
    • Green – 520 to 590
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • NIR – 770 to 890
  • Dynamic Range: 11-bits


Collection Capabilities

  • Footprint Width:
    • At nadir – 12 km
    • 20° off-nadir – 14.1 km
    • 30° off-nadir – 17.8 km
    • 45° off-nadir – 28 km
  • Daily Collection Capacity: 750,000 sq km per satellite
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: 9.5-m CE90 (global average; depends on terrain and nadir pointing)

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

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