Satellites

Compare Satellites

European Space Imaging accesses the DigitalGlobe constellations.

  • WorldView-4

    WorldView-4

    Introducing WorldView-4, a multispectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. Operating at an expected altitude of 617 km in coordination with WorldView-3, WorldView-4 provides 31 cm panchromatic resolution, and 1.24 m multispectral resolution.


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  • WorldView-3

    WorldView-3

    The first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. WorldView-3 is ollecting 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, and 3.7 m short-wave infrared resolution.


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  • WorldView-2

    WorldView-2

    The first very high-resolution 8-band, multispectral, commercial satellite collecting 46 cm data.


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  • WorldView-1

    WorldView-1

    A high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system featuring true 50 cm resolution imagery.

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  • GeoEye-1

    GeoEye-1

    Collects images at 41 cm panchromatic and 1.65 meter multispectral resolution with a sophisticated imaging system.


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  • IKONOS

    ikonosThe IKONOS satellite was the world’s first commercial satellite to collect panchromatic images with 80 cm resolution and multispectral imagery with 3.2 meter resolution. It was decommissioned in March 2015 ending a 15 year mission life.


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  • QuickBird

    QuickBird

    QuickBird was a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by launched in 2001 and decommission in 2015 upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. It offered sub-meter resolution imagery, high geo-locational accuracy, and large on-board data storage.


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Specifications

Collection
Systems

WorldView-4 WorldView-3 WorldView-2 WorldView-1 GeoEye-1

IKONOS

(out of
mission since 31.3.2015)

QuickBird

(out of
mission since 27.1.2015)

Resolution 31 cm 31 cm 46 cm 50 cm 41 cm 82 cm 61 cm
Swath Width 13.1 km 13.2 km 16.4 km 17.6 km 15.2 km 11.3 km 8 km
Average Revisit 1 day 1 day 1.1 days 1.7 days 2.6 days 3 days 2.5 days
Spectral Bands

Pan
+ 4MS

Pan + 8MS
+ 8 SWIR
+ CAVIS

Pan
+ 8MS
Pan Pan
+ 4MS
Pan
+ 8MS
Pan
+ 4MS
Accuracy* 4 m
CE90
3.5 m
CE90
3.5 m
CE90
4 m
CE90
5 m
CE90
3.5 m
CE90
23 m
CE90
satellite-table-phone web

* Specification at nadir on flat terrain.

DigitalGlobe Satellite Collection Animation

Launch Timeline

November 11, 2016:
WorldView-4 (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
August 13, 2014:
WorldView-3 (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
October 8, 2009:
WorldView-2 (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
September 6, 2008:
GeoEye-1 (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
September 18, 2007:
WorldView-1 (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
October 18, 2001:
QuickBird (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)
September 24, 1999:
IKONOS (Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA)