WorldView-1’s high-capacity panchromatic imaging system features state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy, rapid targeting, and efficient in-track stereo collection.
Very High Resolution
High contrast (MTF) and signal-tonoise ratio
Frequent revisits at high resolution
Industry-leading geolocation accuracy
Ultra-stable platform, highprecision attitude sensors and GPS
Date: September 18, 2007
Launch Vehicle: Delta 7920 (9 strap-ons)
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Altitude: 496 km
Type: Sun synchronous
Period: 95 min.
Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power
3.6 m (12 ft) tall x 2.5 m (8 ft) across
7.1 m (23 ft) across the deployed solar arrays
2290 kg (5038 lbs)
3.2 kW solar array, 100 Ahr battery
Panchromatic: 400-900 nm
50 cm Ground Sample Distance (GSD) at nadir
55 cm GSD at 20° off-nadir
11-bits per pixel
17.7 km at nadir
Attitude Determination & Control
Actuators: Control Moment Gyros (CMGs)
Sensors: Star trackers, solid state IRU, GPS
Pointing Accuracy & Knowledge
Accuracy: <500 m at image start and stop
Knowledge: Supports geolocation accuracy below
Time to slew 200 km: 10 sec
2199 GB solid state with EDAC
Image and Ancillary Data: 800 Mbps X-band
Housekeeping: 4, 16 or 32 kbps realtime, 524
kbps stored, X-band
Command: 2 or 64 kbps S-band
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)
1.7 days at 1 m GSD or less
5.4 days at 20° off-nadir or less (0.55 m GSD)
Demonstrated <4.0 m CE90 without ground control
1.3 million sq km per day
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