wORLDVIEW-3

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.

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CM RESOLUTION
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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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