ARTIST RENDERING OF GEOEYE-1

GeoEye-1

THE RIGHT IMAGE EVERY TIME

 

GeoEye-1 was launched in 2008 and is equipped with some of the most advanced technology ever used in a commercial remote sensing system. The crystal clear imagery from GeoEye-1 is available for you to task  at our highest priority – guaranteeing an image collection.
41

cm maximum resolution

98

minutes to orbit Earth

681

km orbiting altitude

350000

sq km per day

  • Design and Specifications

    • 681 km altitude
    • Sun synchronous orbit
    • Orbits Earth every 98 minutes
    • Estimated service life of more than 10 years
    • 4.34 m in length | 1,902 kg mass
    • Sensor bands
      Panchromatic: 450 – 800 nm
      Blue: 450 – 510 nm
      Green: 510 – 580 nm
      Red: 655 – 690 nm
      Near infrared: 780 – 920 nm
    • Sensor resolution
      Panchromatic nadir: 0.41 m
      Multispectral nadir: 1.65 m
    • 11 bits per pixel dynamic range
    • 15.3 km swath at nadir
    • 3-axis stabilized
    • Sensors include star trackers, GPS, and a precision inertial reference unit (IRU)
    • 20 seconds to slew 200 km
    • 1 Tb storage capacity
    • 740mbps max communications speed
    • 45 x 112 km maximum mono collection per pass (3 strips)
    • 15 x 112 km maximum stereo collection per pass (1 pair)
    • Average revisit rate at 30° off-nadir is 2.6 days
    • 5 m CE90 accuracy, 3 m CE90 (measured)
    • 350,000km2 collection capacity per day

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