WorldView Legion

Maxar’s Next-Generation Earth Imaging Satellites: WorldView Legion

Maxar Technologies, a leading provider of Earth imagery and intelligence, is set to revolutionize the satellite imaging industry with its next generation of Earth imaging satellites – WorldView Legion. This constellation of satellites will be comprised of six 30cm resolution satellites designed to provide organizations with highly accurate and up-to-date satellite imagery. The ability of WorldView Legion to revisit a target area up to 15 times per day will provide organizations with near real-time information that is crucial to making informed decisions. And with the capacity to collect an astonishing 5 million square kilometers per day of satellite imagery, organizations will have a comprehensive view of the Earth like never before. Whether it is monitoring crops and wildlife, predicting natural disasters, or tracking the impact of human activities, WorldView Legion will provide organizations with the information they need to move forward with confidence.

Six 30cm class satellites

Sun synchronous and mid inclination orbits

8-band VNIR

Up to 15 revisits per day

WorldView-3 Specs

Launch Information

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

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

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

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

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

Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

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

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

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


Swath Width

At nadir: 13.1 km


Attitude Determination & Control

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

Point accuracy

Pointing Accuracy & Knowledge

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


Retargeting Agility

Time to slew 200 km: 12 sec

Max Contiguous

Onboard Storage

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

Max Contiguous

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

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


Revisit Frequency (at 40°N Latitude)

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


Accuracy (CE90)

Predicted <3.5 m CE90 without ground control



680,000 sq km per day

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Other Satellites

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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.

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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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This constellation of approximately 130 satellites is constantly growing and improving, thanks to ongoing technology deployments. Combined, the constellation can image the entire land surface of Earth each day.

When we need high-resolution satellite imagery, we trust Pacgeo for their quality imagery and reliable turnaround times. ​

David Bluestone

Vice President of Exploration, Bluestone Resources

Ordering high-res satellite imagery through a partner agency order desk was always painful and fraught with multiple issues. Dealing directly with Pacgeo allows me to bypass the aforementioned issues, while getting quick and reliable access to the data I need.

Government Employee

Government of Canada