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.

Very High Resolution

Industry-leading geolocation accuracy

High capacity over a broad range of collection types

Direct downlink to customer sites available

Frequent visits at high resolution


GeoEye-1 Specs

Launch Information

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

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

4186 lbs
4.34 m in length

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands


Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

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

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

11-bits per pixel


Swath Width

Nominal Swath Width: up to 17.3km nadir


Attitude Determination & Control

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

Point accuracy

Pointing Accuracy & Knowledge

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


Retargeting Agility

Time to slew 200 km: 20 sec

Max Contiguous

Onboard Storage

1 Tbit capacity



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

Max Contiguous

Max Contiguous Area Collected in a Single Pass (30° off-nadir)

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


Revisit Frequency (at 40°N Latitude)

5 m CE90, 3 m CE90 (measured)


Accuracy (CE90)

Demonstrated <4.0 m CE90 without ground control



1.3 million sq km per day

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