QuickBird-2

Applications: Defence and intelligence, engineering and construction, environmental monitoring, natural disasters, oil and gas, tourism, geographic information systems, change detection

Operator: DigitalGlobe

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 0.61m

Widest swath width: 17km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 18th Oct 2001

Nationality: American

Revisit Interval: 3.5 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name QuickBird Satellite
Parameters Measured PAN (o.40-1.05um), B (0.43-0.54um), G (0.46-0.62um), R (0.59-0.71), NIR (0.71-0.91um)
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose QuickBird-2 is an imaging satellite of DigitalGlobe Inc., USA, offering commercial imagery. The DigitalGlobe system has been developed to facilitate the collection and archival of high quality Earth imagery data and to provide an easy-to-use and flexible distribution system. QuickBird's global collection of panchromatic and multi-spectral imagery is designed to support applications ranging from map publishing to land and asset management to insurance risk assessment.
Applications Defence and intelligence, engineering and construction, environmental monitoring, natural disasters, oil and gas, tourism, geographic information systems, change detection.
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 2001-10-18
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 0.61
Frequency of Collection {3.5}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact info@euspaceimaging.com
Lineage Prior to this successful launch QuickBird-2, there were two launches of company imaging satellites, namely EarlyBird and QuickBird-1.
Additional Information DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite offers sub-meter resolution imagery, high geolocational accuracy, and large on-board storage. With global collection of panchromatic and multispectral imagery, QuickBird is designed to support a wide range of geospatial applications. Previously at an operational altitude of 482 km, QuickBird is currently operating at an altitude of 450 km and will continue in an gradual descent until its end of mission life at an altitude of 300 km.