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GeoEye-1

Ideal for large-scale mapping projects, GeoEye-1 provides highly detailed imagery at .46-meter panchromatic and 1.84-meter multispectral resolutions. It can geolocate features to less than 5m, offers stereoscopic collection on a single pass, and can revisit any point on Earth once every three days.

Geoeye-1

About GeoEye-1

Geoeye-1

The GeoEye-1 satellite is equipped with some of the most advanced technology ever used in a commercial remote sensing system. The satellite collects images at .46-meter panchromatic (black-and-white) and 1.84-meter multispectral resolution. The satellite can collect up to 500,000 square kilometers of pansharpened multispectral imagery per day. This capability is ideal for large-scale mapping projects. GeoEye-1 can revisit any point on Earth once every three days or sooner.

  • Provides highly detailed imagery for
    precise map creation, change detection, and in-depth image analysis

  • Geolocate features to less than 5 m to
    create maps in remote areas, maximizing the utility of available resources

  • Collects, stores, and downlink a greater supply of frequently updated
    global imagery products than competitive systems

  • Stereoscopic collection on a single pass ensure images

GeoEye-1 Samples

GeoEye-1 Specs

Date: September 6, 2008
Launch vehicle: Delta II
Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Altitude: 681km
Type: Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Period: 98 min

Altitude: 770km
Type: Sun-synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Period: 100 min

4186 lbs
4.34 m in length

Panchromatic
Multispectral

50 cm Ground Sample Distance (GSD) at nadir
55 cm GSD at 20° off-nadir

11-bits per pixel

Nominal Swath Width: up to 17.3km nadir

Type: 3-axis Stabilized
Star tracker/IRU/reaction wheels, GPS

Accuracy: <500 m at image start and stop
Knowledge: Supports geolocation accuracy below

Time to slew 200 km: 20 sec

1 Tbit capacity

Payload Data: X-band 740/150 Mbps AES/DES encryption
Housekeeping: X-band 64 kbps AES encryption

Mono: 111 x 112 km (6 strips)
Stereo: 51 x 112 km (3 pairs)

5 m CE90, 3 m CE90 (measured)

Demonstrated <4.0 m CE90 without ground control

Capacity 1.3 million sq km per day

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GeoEye-1 is right
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1. Tell us the Problem

Explain the situation to us on your terms. We’ll translate it into the world of Satellite Imagery.

2. Review Your Options

Be presented with a simple choice of the top 2-3 imagery solutions for your project.

3. Make confident decisions

Know you have the right data in hand to make the critical decisions that keep your project moving forward.

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Ideal for large-scale mapping projects, GeoEye-1 provides highly detailed imagery at .46-meter panchromatic and 1.84-meter multispectral resolutions. It can geolocate features to less than 5m, offers stereoscopic collection on a single pass, and can revisit any point on Earth once every three days.