WorldView-2, the first commercial high-resolution 8-band multi-spectral satellite, scheduled to launch October 6th
LONGMONT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2009--
(NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution
earth imagery products and services, today announced that its
WorldView-2 high-resolution 8-band multi-spectral satellite is scheduled
to launch on October 6th, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base
The planned launch of WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe’s second next-generation
class high-resolution satellite, is expected to nearly double
DigitalGlobe's collection capabilities to approximately two million
square kilometers per day, enable intra-day revisits to specific
geographic areas, and enhance the company's ability to collect
up-to-date imagery in those areas of greatest interest to its customers.
The additional capacity and more frequent revisit rate are expected to
provide DigitalGlobe’s customers with up-to-date and comprehensive
high-resolution satellite imagery products and services. The planned
launch of WorldView-2 will make DigitalGlobe the only commercial earth
imagery provider with 8-band multi-spectral capability, which has a more
robust color palette and enables enhanced analysis of the earth’s
surface. The additional multi-spectral band capability of WorldView-2 is
expected to enable higher levels of feature identification and
extraction, and more accurately reflect the world’s natural color with
the potential to benefit many applications, including environmental
monitoring, change detection, and defense and intelligence.
Upon launch, WorldView-2 will join DigitalGlobe’s two other
high-resolution satellites in orbit, QuickBird and WorldView-1.
WorldView-2 is expected to be able to collect imagery at 0.46 meter
resolution. Due to NOAA operating license restrictions, all imagery will
be re-sampled to 0.50 meter resolution unless the U.S. Government has
granted a customer-specific waiver of the restriction.
DigitalGlobe expects images and products from WorldView-2 to be
available approximately 90 days following a successful launch. Learn
more about WorldView-2 and its expected technical capabilities by
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com)
is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery
products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite
constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses
within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis,
environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure
management as well as internet portals and navigation technology.
With our collection sources, comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more
than 660 million square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery
products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services
designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery
into their business operations and applications.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
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