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The WorldView-2 ultra-high-resolution satellite was launched on October 8, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The estimated period of its stay in orbit is more than 7 years. DigitalGlobe (USA) receives and distributes WorldView-2 data together with its investors, one of which is the Japanese corporation Hitachi Software Engineering Co. Ltd.

Briefly about the main thing

The WorldView-2 spacecraft was created without raising funds from the federal budget at the own expense of DigitalGlobe and commercial investors. WorldView-2 is the first commercial device with an eight-channel high-resolution spectrometer, which includes traditional spectral channels, as well as four additional ones. They provide higher accuracy in the detailed analysis of vegetation, selection of objects, analysis of the coastline and coastal waters. According to its exact characteristics, WorldView-2 meets the highest requirements. The data obtained from this satellite have an accuracy of not less than 4 m SKO without ground control points.


Launch date
October 8, 2009
Wandenberg Air Force Base (USA)
Lounching place
РН Delta II (USA)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies (USA; Platform, integration), Eastman Kodak (USA; Optical camera), Exelis (USA; Integration), BAE SYSTEMS (USA; Processing Systems)
DigitalGlobe (USA)
2800 kg
Type of orbit
Orbit height
770 km
The inclination of the orbit
97.2 degrees
Estimated service life
7 years
Sensor bands, Panchromatic, nm
Sensor bands, Multispectral,nm
0,40–0,45 (coastal) 0,45–0,51 (blue) 0,51–0,58 (green) 0,585–0,625 (yellow) 0,63–0,69 (red) 0,705–0,745 (red-edge) 0,77–0,895 (near-IR1) 0,86–1,04 (near-IR2)
Sensor resolution, Panchromatic (or GSD, ground sample distance; off-nadir is geometric mean)
Sensor resolution, Multispectral (or GSD, ground sample distance; off-nadir is geometric mean)
Maximum off-nadir angle
Dynamic range,bits per pixel
Geolocation accuracy, m
CE90 mono = 5
Swath width, km
Revisit frequency
Capacity, million sq km per day
3.7 (with a deviation from Nadir to 20 degrees)
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