WorldView-2

Applications:civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems, change detection

Operator: DigitalGlobe

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 0.5m

Widest swath width: 16km

Number of Bands/Modes: 9

Launched: 8th Oct 2009

Nationality: American

Revisit Interval: 1 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name WorldView 2 Satellite
Parameters Measured COASTAL(0.40-0.45um), B(0.45-0.51um), G(0.51-0.58um), YELLOW(0.58-0.62)R(0.63-0.69), RED EDGE(0.70-0.74um), NIR1(0.77-0.89um), NIR2(0.86-1.04um), PAN(0.40-0.90um)
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose Provides highly detailed imagery for precise map creation, change detection and in-depth image analysis.
Applications civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems, change detection.
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 2009-10-08
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 0.5
Frequency of Collection {1}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact info@euspaceimaging.com
Lineage With its improved agility, WorldView-2 is able to act like a paintbrush, sweeping back and forth to collect very large areas of multispectral imagery in a single pass. WorldView-2 alone is able to collect nearly 1 million km2 every day, doubling the collection capacity of our constellation to nearly 2 million km2 per day. And the combination of WorldView-2’s increased agility and high altitude enables it to typically revisit any place on earth in 1.1 days. When added to the satellite constellation, revisit time drops below one day and never exceeds two days, providing the most same-day passes of any commercial high resolution constellation. The WorldView-2 imaging payload is the second such system engineered and manufactured by ITT Space Systems Division for DigitalGlobe. Once deployed, it will operate at an altitude of 770 kilometers, and the advanced on-board imaging system will capture pan-sharpened, multispectral images (with better than 0.5-meter resolution) from almost 500 miles above the Earth. These images supply unprecedented detail and geospatial accuracy, further expanding the applications for satellite imagery in both commercial and government markets. Added spectral diversity provides the ability to perform precise change detection and mapping. In addition to numerous other technical improvements, WorldView-2 also has the ability to accommodate direct tasking, which will allow select customers around the world to load imaging profiles directly up to the spacecraft and execute delivery of the data directly down to their own ground stations.
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