ARTIST RENDERING OF WORLDVIEW-3

WorldView-3

THE BEST TOOL FOR SOLVING YOUR PROBLEMS

 

WorldView-3 was launched on August 13 2014, and truly set a new standard for commercial satellites in-orbit. With 29 spectral sensors on-board, the data from WorldView-3 allows you to differentiate between objects with far greater accuracy. Additionally, WorldView-3 was the first satellite capable of delivering true 31 cm resolution and collects the industry’s best very high resolution imagery quickly and reliably.
31

cm maximum resolution

97

minutes to orbit Earth

617

km orbiting altitude

680000

sq km per day

  • Design and Specifications

    • 617 km altitude
    • Sun synchronous orbit
    • Orbits Earth every 97 minutes
    • Estimated service life of 10-12 years
    • 5.7 x 2.5 x 7.1 m in size (including solar arrays); 2800 kg mass
    • 3.1 kW solar array, 100 Ah battery
    • Sensor bands
      Panchromatic: 450 – 800 nm
      Multispectral – Coastal: 397 – 454 nm | Blue: 445 – 517 nm | Green: 507 – 586 nm | Yellow: 580 – 629 nm | Red: 626 – 696 nm | Red edge: 698 – 749 nm | Near infrared 1: 780 – 920 nm | Near infrared 2: 857 – 1039 nm
      SWIR – SWIR-1: 1184 – 1235 nm | SWIR-2: 1546 – 1598 nm | SWIR-3: 1636 – 1686 nm | SWIR-4: 1702 – 1759 nm | SWIR-5: 2137 – 2191 nm | SWIR-6: 2174 – 2232 nm | SWIR-7: 2228 – 2292 nm | SWIR-8: 2285 – 2373 nm
      CAVIS – Desert Clouds: 405 – 420 nm | Aerosol-1: 459 -509 nm | Green: 525 – 585 nm | Aerosol-2: 635 – 685 nm | Water-1: 845 – 885 nm | Water-2: 897 – 927 nm | Water-3: 930 – 965 nm | NDVI-SWIR: 1220 – 1252 nm | Cirrus: 1365 – 1405 nm | Snow: 1620 – 1680 nm | Aerosol-3: 2105 – 2245 nm
    • Sensor resolution
      Panchromatic nadir: 0.31 m | 20° off-nadir: 0.34 m
      Multispectral nadir: 1.24 m | 20° off-nadir: 1.38 m
      SWIR nadir: 3.7 m | 20° off-nadir: 4.1 m
      CAVIS nadir: 30.00 m
    • Dynamic range
      Pan and multispectral: 11 bits per pixel
      SWIR: 14 bits per pixel
    • 13.1 km swath at nadir
    • 3-axis stabilized
    • Control moment gyroscope actuators
    • Sensors include star trackers, GPS, and a precision inertial reference unit (IRU)
    • 12 seconds to slew 200 km
    • 2199 GB solid state storage incorporating error detection and correction (EDAC)
    • 1200 Mbps max communications speed
    • 66.5 x 112 km maximum mono collection per pass (5 strips)
    • 26.6 x 112 km maximum stereo collection per pass (2 pairs)
    • Average revisit rate at 40° latitude is <1.0 day | 4.5 days at 20° off-nadir or less
    • 3.5 m CE90 accuracy
    • 680,000km2 collection capacity per day

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