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WorldView-1’s high-capacity panchromatic imaging system features state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy, rapid targeting, and efficient in-track stereo collection.

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About WorldView-1

WorldView-1, launched September 2007, is the first of our next-generation satellites—the most agile satellites ever flown commercially. The highcapacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 km, WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting over one million sq km per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite is also equipped with state-of-theart geolocation accuracy capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection. WorldView-1 resides in a descending node of 1:30pm.

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WorldView-1 Specs

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.

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

3-axis stabilized
Actuators: Control Moment Gyros (CMGs)
Sensors: Star trackers, solid state IRU, GPS

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

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

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

Capacity 1.3 million sq km per day

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

2. Review Your Options

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3. Make confident decisions

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Other Satellites

WorldView-3 is the industry’s first multi-payload and super-spectral commercial satellite, providing imagery in a range of resolutions: 31cm panchromatic, 1.24m multispectral, 3.7m short-wave infrared, and 30m CAVIS. It also offers daily revisits and precision geolocation.
Orbiting at an altitude of 770 km, WorldView-2 collects up to 1 million square kilometers of high-resolution 8-band imagery every day. It also offers industry-leading geolocation accuracy and stereoscopic collection on a single pass, ensuring greater image continuity.