Solutions > Satellite Imagery > WorldView-1

WorldView-1, launched September 2007, is the first of our next-generation satellites—the most agile satellites ever flown commercially. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. Operating at an altitude of 496 kilometers, WorldView-1 has an average revisit time of 1.7 days and is capable of collecting over one million square kilometers per day of half-meter imagery. The satellite is also equipped with state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy capabilities and exhibits stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection.

- Very high resolution
    -> 50 cm panchromatic at nadir
    -> 55 cm GSD at 20° off-nadir
- Industry-leading geolocation accuracy
    -> Ultra-stable platform, high-precision attitude sensors and GPS
- Fast large area collection
    -> 18.0 km width imaging swath
    -> 128 gigabits on-board image storage capacity
- Highest capacity over a broad range of collection types
    -> 17.7 km width imaging swath (wider than any competitor)
    -> Bi-directional scanning
    -> Rapid retargeting using Control Moment Gyros (>2x faster than any competitor)
    -> 2199 gigabits on-board storage
    -> 800 Mbps X-band data downlink
- Direct downlink to customer sites available using same high-speed 800 Mbps X-band downlink
- World-class telescope
    -> High contrast (MTF) and signal to noise ratio
    -> Selectable Time Delay Integration (TDI) levels
    -> 11-bit dynamic range
- Frequent revisits at high resolution
    -> 1.7 days at 1 meter GSD or less
    -> 5.4 days at 20° off-nadir or less (55 cm GSD)

Data Sheet ( PDF )