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WorldView-3

WorldView-3 is the industry’s first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. Operating at an altitude of 617 km, WorldView-3 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, 3.7 m short-wave infrared resolution, and 30 m CAVIS resolution. WorldView-3 has an average revisit time of less than one day and is capable of collecting up to 680,000 sq km per day, further enhancing the Maxar collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection.

Satellite Imagery Data

Benefits WorldView-3

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  • Large area mono and stereoscopic collection eliminates temporal variations

  • Precision geolocation possible without ground control points

  • Global capacity of 680,000 sq km per day

  • New and enhanced applications including:
    • Mapping
    • Land classifications
    • Disaster preparedness/response 
    • Feature extraction/change detection
    • Soil/vegetative analysis
    • Geology: Oil & gas, mining
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Bathymetry/coastal applications

WorldView-3 Samples

WorldView-3 Specs

Date: September 18, 2007
Launch Vehicle: Delta 7920 (9 strap-ons)
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Altitude: 617 km
Type: Sun synchronous, 10:30 am descending node
Period: 97 min

Size: 5.7 m (18.7 ft) tallx2.5 m (8 ft) across
7.1 m (23 ft) across deployed solar arrays
Mass: 2800 kg (6200 lbs)
Power: 3.1 kW solar array, 100 Ahr battery

Panchromatic: 450–800 nm
8 Multispectral: 397-1039 nm
8 SWIR Bands: 1184-2373 nm
12 CAVIS Bands: 405-2245 nm

Panchromatic nadir: 0.31 m
20 degrees off-nadir: 0.34 m
Multispectral nadir: 1.24 m
20 degrees off-nadir: 1.38 m
SWIR nadir: 3.70 m
20 degrees off-nadir: 4.10 m
CAVIS nadir: 30.00 m

11-bits per pixel pan and MS; 14-bits per pixel SWIR

At nadir: 13.1 km

Type: 3-axis Stabilized
Actuators: Control Moment Gyros (CMGs)
Sensors: Star trackers, precision IRU, GPS

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

Time to slew 200 km: 12 sec

2199 GB solid state with EDAC

Image & ancillary data: 800 and 1200 mbps X-band
Housekeeping: 4, 16, 32, or 64 kbps real time, 524 kbps stored, X-band
Command: 2 or 64 kbps S-band

Mono: 66.5 kmx112 km (5 strips)
Stereo: 26.6 kmx112 km (2 pairs)

1 m GSD: <1.0 day
4.5 days at 20 degrees off-nadir or less

Predicted <3.5 m CE90 without ground control

680,000 sq km per day

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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.