The WorldView-2 satellite was launched on October 9th, 2009 and forms the second part of the WorldView series. It provides global high resolution imagery down to a resolution of 0.46m. The satellite obtains approximately 1 million km2 of imagery each day and are obtained in 8 multi-spectral bands. The satellite provides unprecedented detail and geospatial accuracy, allowing a multitude of applications to exploit the imagery.
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Parameter WorldView-2
Orbit Altitude 770km
Spectral Bands 1 Panchromatic band (450-800nm) and 8 Multispectral bands (400-1040nm)
Swath Width 16.4km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 0.46-1.85m
Launch/Life Expectancy 2009-2021
Revisit Time 1.1-3.7 Days
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