WorldView-1 Reaches Orbit Successfully

By Directions Staff

WorldView-1, DigitalGlobe's earth imaging satellite, completed a successful launch, on time, at 11:35 a.m. Pacific Daylight time on September 18th. The Delta II rocket lifted off in good weather and the WorldView-1 satellite is "currently undergoing a calibration and check-out period," according to DigitalGlobe's press release.

According to DigitalGlobe, "The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 will have an average revisit time of 1.7 days and will be capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite will also be equipped with state-of-the-art geo-location accuracy capabilities and will exhibit stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection."

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WorldView-1 Specifications

Manufacturer – Ball Aerospace
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Published Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Written by Directions Staff

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