WorldView-4

WorldView-4 collected high-quality, 30-cm resolution imagery with 4 bands.

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The WorldView-4 Advantage

Highest Resolution Ever

With 31-cm resolution, WorldView-4 provided a level of clarity and detail only rivaled by 31-cm WorldView-3.

A Twin in Space

WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 both offer(ed) 31-cm resolution making them the perfect tandem for the highest resolution data possible over your area of interest.

Huge Collection Capacity

Matching the capacity of WorldView-3, this satellite tandem collected more than 480 million sq km each year, or about three times the area of the entire world’s land mass.


Overview & HistoryWorldView-4 SpecificationsPricing

After two years in space alone, WorldView-4 joined its high-resolution satellite twin, WorldView-3, as the only 31-centimeter (cm) optical sensors in orbit. Also launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, WorldView-4 reached orbit on November 11, 2016 offering 31-cm panchromatic and 1.24-meter (m) four band (i.e. blue, green, red and near-infrared) multispectral. As WorldView-4 started its life as GeoEye-2, it is not identical to WorldView-3 but was significantly upgraded to match its twin as close as possible.

If your project demands the world’s highest resolution satellite imagery, then the tandem of WordlView-3 and WorldView-4 should be your next imagery choice!

As of early 2019, WorldView-4 is in non-recoverable status and no longer collecting new imagery.

Launch Details

  • Launch Date: November 11, 2016, 18:30 UTC (formerly known as GeoEye-2, but significantly overhauled before launch)
  • Vehicle: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 booster
  • Site: SLC-3, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA/li>
  • Mission Life: 2016 to about 2019

WorldView-4 Components

  • Dimensions: 5.3-m tall x 2.5-m across; 7.9-m across with deployed solar array; 5,214 kg (final wet mass launch weight)
  • Power System: 5 deployable fixed arrays; 1.17-m x 2.01-m Gallium-Arsenide solar cells supplying regulated 28 volts at 3.75 kW; 312 Ahr Li-Ion batteries
  • Control Systems:
    • 3-axis stabilized
    • Actuators – control movement gyros (CMGs)
    • Altitude determination – star trackers, precision solid state inertial reference unit (IRU) and GPS
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 3,200 gigabytes (GB) solid state drive with EDAC
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery & metadata downlink – 800 Mbps X-band
    • Maintenance – 120 kilobytes per second (kbps) real time, X-band
    • Commands – 64 kbps, S-band
  • Optical Sensor Assembly: 16.05-m focal length, 1.1-m aperture

Orbit Characteristics

  • Altitude: 617 km
  • Period: 97 minutes
  • Inclination: 97.96°
  • 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)
  • Revisit Frequency: (at 40° lat)
    • 1 day (≥ 56° off-nadir)

Imaging System

  • Spectral Bands:
    • Panchromatic
    • 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red, and near-infrared [NIR])
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 31-cm panchromatic & 1.24-m multispectral
    • 20° off-nadir – 34-cm panchromatic & 1.38-m multispectral
    • 30° off-nadir – 40-cm panchromatic & 1.6-m multispectral
    • 56° off-nadir – 1-m panchromatic & 4-m multispectral
  • Panchromatic and Multispectral Bands 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: 13.1 km (at nadir)
  • Single Pass Maximum Collection Geometry: (at 30° off-nadir)
    • Mono – 66.5 km x 112 km (5 strip wide)
    • Stereo – 26.6 km x 112 km (2 pairs wide)
  • Retargeting Ability: 10.6 sec (time to slew 200 km)
  • Daily Collection Capacity: 680,000 sq km
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: < 5-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain and nadir pointing)

Below is the least expensive WorldView-4 data offered. Prices increase for higher resolution, new collections, additional spectral bands 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: 30-cm georeferenced + natural color or 4-band (50-cm is offered at a discounted rate)
  • Price Per Sq Km: $22.50 (more detailed pricing can be found here)

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

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