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September 18th, 2007
Digital Globe Successfully Launches WorldView-1 Satellite

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Digital Globe successfully launched the WorldView-1 satellite on Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-1 is the first of two next-generation satellites that Digital Globe plans to launch. The launch was webcast live and a video can be viewed here. The WorldView-1  will capture panchromatic imagery at a half-meter resolution. The satellite will operate 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 geo-location accuracy capabilities and will collect in-track stereo imagery.

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